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want

 (wŏnt, wônt)
v. want·ed, want·ing, wants
v.tr.
1.
a. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly: She wants a glass of water. They want to leave. See Synonyms at desire.
b. To desire (someone to do something): I want you to clean your room.
2.
a. To request the presence or assistance of: You are wanted by your office.
b. To seek with intent to capture: The fugitive is wanted by the police.
3. To have an inclination toward; like: Say what you want, but be tactful.
4. Informal To be obliged (to do something): You want to be careful on the ice.
5. To be in need of; require: "'Your hair wants cutting,' said the Hatter" (Lewis Carroll).
6. To be without; lack.
v.intr.
To be inclined or desirous; wish: Call me daily if you want.
n.
1. The condition or quality of lacking something usual or necessary: stayed home for want of anything better to do.
2. Pressing need; destitution: lives in want.
3. Something desired: a person of few wants and needs.
4. A defect of character; a fault.
Phrasal Verbs:
want for
To be in need of: You shall want for nothing.
want in Slang
1. To desire greatly to enter: The dog wants in.
2. To wish to join a project, business, or other undertaking.
want out Slang
1. To desire greatly to leave: The cat wants out.
2. To wish to leave a project, a business, or other undertaking.

[Middle English wanten, to be lacking, from Old Norse vanta; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

want′er n.

wanted

(ˈwɒntɪd)
adj
(Law) being searched for by the police in connection with a crime that has been committed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wanted - desired or wished for or soughtwanted - desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"
desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
welcome - giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted; "a welcome relief"; "a welcome guest"; "made the children feel welcome"; "you are welcome to join us"
unwanted - not wanted; not needed; "tried to give away unwanted kittens"
2.wanted - characterized by feeling or showing fond affection forwanted - characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
Translations
مَطْلوبمُعْتَنى بِه، في حاجَةٍ إلَيْهِ
eftersøgt
etsintäkuulutettu
körözött
eftirlÿsturòarfur
hľadaný
arananaranıyorihtiyaç duyulanistenen

wanted

[ˈwɒntɪd] adj
[criminal] → recherché(e)
He is wanted for murder → Il est recherché pour meurtre.
America's most wanted man → l'homme le plus recherché d'Amérique
"cook wanted" → "on recherche un cuisinier"

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 classic literature ?
A great many more students wanted to enter the school, but it had been decided to receive only those who were above fifteen years of age, and who had previously received some education.
like plenty of lights, because I wanted to read an hour or two.
One day when Ginger and I were standing alone in the shade, we had a great deal of talk; she wanted to know all about my bringing up and breaking in, and I told her.
In her eagerness to appear well Louise wanted to answer every question put to the class by the teacher.
But as she wanted very much to go home to her father, she promised to do what he wished.
The same thing holds true of all other possessions; for barter, in general, had its original beginning in nature, some men having a surplus, others too little of what was necessary for them: hence it is evident, that the selling provisions for money is not according to the natural use of things; for they were obliged to use barter for those things which they wanted; but it is plain that barter could have no place in the first, that is to say, in family society; but must have begun when the number of those who composed the community was enlarged: for the first of these had all things in common; but when they came to be separated they were obliged to exchange with each other many different things which both parties wanted.
Still, I can't help wishing they had wanted Jimmy Bean, too, besides the India boys.
She wanted to show him that she was displeased that he had not come home as he had promised-- displeased only, and not on any account to let him see her distress, and least of all, her self-pity.
The first ten or fifteen times I wanted my handkerchief I didn't seem to care; I got along, and said never mind, it isn't any matter, and dropped it out of my mind.
Secretly I wanted to believe all these kind sayings, but I could not; I was afraid that my masters' partiality for me, and pride in me, biased their judgment.
They wanted to arrive at the truth, first, about the nature of justice and injustice, and secondly, about their relative advantages.
He disliked her, and yet, he knew not why, he wanted to be with her.