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 (wŏnt, wônt)
v. want·ed, want·ing, wants
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.
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.
To be inclined or desirous; wish: Call me daily if you want.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wanter - a person who wants or needs something; "an owner of many things and needer of none"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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But what I wanter say is that they'd be willin' to be that ground, and lie down and let you walk over them--so to speak, Miss Carr, so to speak--if it would keep the hem of your gown from gettin' soiled in the mud o' the camp.
Praising theefforts of Lagos Police Command for protecting the convener from the attcks by hoolums that wanter to truncate the protest, Hassan sai: 'It is the most barbaric in this era because this is a government that had given the residents opportunity to engage with the citizens.
Tenders are invited for Tindwari Baberu Road To Village Dhausadh Wanter Tanki Canal Patri Link Road

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