Desired or wished for or sought.
Characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for:
— So good to feel wanted.
Moby thesaurus: called for, coveted, desired, essential, hoped-for, in demand, indicated, indispensable, irreducible, irreductible, irreplaceable, longed-for, necessary, needed, needful, popular, prerequisite, required, requisite, unforgoable ... show more.
A state of extreme poverty.
Polish: dziadostwo, nędza
The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable:
— For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
Dutch: onvolkomenheid, ontoereikendheid, krapte, gemis, deficiëntie, gebrek, tekort
Anything that is necessary but lacking:
— I tried to supply his wants.
Roget 630: requirement, need, wants, necessities; necessaries, necessaries of life; stress, exigency, pinch, sine qua non, matter of necessity; case of need, case of life or death. needfulness, ... show more
Dutch: behoefte, nodig hebben
Feel or have a desire for; want strongly:
— I want to go home now.
— I want my own room.
Roget 804: be poor etc. adj.; want, lack, starve, live from hand to mouth, have seen better days, go down in the world, come upon the parish; go to the dogs, go to wrack and ruin; not have a penny ... show more
Roget 304: 303, come short of, fall short of, stop short of, come short, fall short, stop short; not reach; want; keep within bounds, keep within the mark, keep within the compass. break down, stick in the mud, ... show more
Dutch: begeerte, dorst, verlangen, wens, willen
Have need of:
— This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner.
Roget 630: require, need, want, have occasion for; not be able to do without, not be able to dispense with; prerequire†. render necessary, necessitate, create a, necessity for, call for, put in requisition; ... show more
Dutch: behoeven, hoeven
Hunt or look for; want for a particular reason.
Wish or demand the presence of.
Be without, lack; be deficient in.
Moby thesaurus: absence, ache to, adulteration, aim at, ardor, arrearage, ask, awayness, bare cupboard, bare necessities, bare subsistence, be desirous of, be dying to, be found wanting, be hurting for, be in want, be indicated, be inferior, be insufficient, be pinched ... show more.
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