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want ad

n. Informal
A classified advertisement.

want ad

n
(Journalism & Publishing) informal a classified advertisement in a newspaper, magazine, etc, for something wanted, such as property or employment

clas′sified ad′


n.
a brief advertisement in a newspaper, magazine, or the like, dealing with offers of or requests for jobs, houses, apartments, cars, etc.
Also called clas′sified advertise′ment, want ad.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.want ad - a newspaper advertisement stating what is wantedwant ad - a newspaper advertisement stating what is wanted
classified, classified ad, classified advertisement - a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type
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want ad

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want

(wont) verb
1. to be interested in having or doing, or to wish to have or do (something); to desire. Do you want a cigarette?; She wants to know where he is; She wants to go home.
2. to need. This wall wants a coat of paint.
3. to lack. This house wants none of the usual modern features but I do not like it; The people will want (= be poor) no longer.
noun
1. something desired. The child has a long list of wants.
2. poverty. They have lived in want for many years.
3. a lack. There's no want of opportunities these days.
ˈwanted adjective
1. being searched for by the police because of having committed a criminal act. He is a wanted man; He is wanted for murder.
2. (negative unwanted) (of people) needed; cared for. Old people must be made to feel wanted.
want ad noun
(American) a classified ad.
want for
to lack. She wants for nothing.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, it is possible to find positions worth your time to apply for advertised in the want ads of smaller or more targeted publications.
It publishes want ads in its Tuesday and Friday print editions and also on its Web site.
Now, alternatives are considered viable, and papers such as the Observer have made a big push into want ads.