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Part of speech: Noun

Lack; need; poverty; desire; necessity.

Part of speech: Verb

To be without; have need of; desire.

Part of speech: Verb

To be diflcient or lacking; come short; to be in poverty.

Usage examples "want":
  • She did not want to stay. - "The Secret Garden", Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  • I want to go to Ifako. - "White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor", A. J. Bueltmann.
  • That is what I want to hear of. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.