1. A state of extreme poverty (synset 114517010)
  2. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable (synset 114472871)
    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
  3. Anything that is necessary but lacking (synset 109390888)
    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
  4. A specific feeling of desire (synset 107501369)
    "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
  1. Feel or have a desire for;
    Want strongly (synset 201829179)
    "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
  2. Have need of (synset 201191258)
    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  3. Hunt or look for;
    Want for a particular reason (synset 201319724)
    "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
  4. Wish or demand the presence of (synset 200711034)
    "I want you here at noon!"
  5. Be without, lack;
    Be deficient in (synset 202638648)
    "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

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