The state of not having; the condition of being without
anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency;
lack; as, a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food
Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution;
poverty; penury; indigence; need.
That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss
is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.
A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the
subsequent deposition took place.
To be absent; to be deficient or lacking; to fail; not to
be sufficient; to fall or come short; to lack; -- often used
impersonally with of; as, it wants ten minutes of four.
To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
To be without; to be destitute of, or deficient in; not to
have; to lack; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to want
learning; to want food and clothing.
To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to
require; to need; as, in winter we want a fire; in summer we want
To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.