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wanted

adjective

1 wanted

Desired or wished for or sought.



2 wanted

Characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for:
— So good to feel wanted.

synonyms: cherished, precious, treasured.


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.

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want

noun

1 want

A state of extreme poverty.

synonyms: deprivation, neediness, privation.

Roget 804: poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties, ... show more

Dutch: deprivatie
Polish: dziadostwo, nędza

2 want

The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable:
— For want of a nail the shoe was lost.

synonyms: deficiency, lack.

Roget 640: insufficiency; inadequacy, inadequateness; incompetence etc. (impotence) 158; deficiency etc. (incompleteness) 53; imperfection etc. 651; ... show more

Dutch: onvolkomenheid, ontoereikendheid, krapte, gemis, deficiëntie, gebrek, tekort
Polish: brak

3 want

Anything that is necessary but lacking:
— I tried to supply his wants.

synonym: need.

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

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Dutch: behoefte, nodig hebben

4 want

A specific feeling of desire.

synonyms: wish, wishing.

Dutch: wens

verb

1 want

Feel or have a desire for; want strongly:
— I want to go home now.
— I want my own room.

synonym: desire.

Roget 34: be inferior etc. adj.; fall short of, come short of; not pass, not come up to; want.    become smaller, render smaller etc. (decrease) 36, ... show more

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

2 want

Have need of:
— This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner.

synonyms: need, require.

Roget 865: desire; wish, wish for; be desirous etc. adj.. have a longing etc. n.; hope etc. 858.    care for, affect, ... show more

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

Roget 640: be insufficient etc. adj.; not suffice etc. 639; come short of etc. 304; run dry.    want, lack, need, ... show more

Dutch: behoeven, hoeven

3 want

Hunt or look for; want for a particular reason.

4 want

Wish or demand the presence of.

5 want

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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