Wanting Synonyms & Definitions

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• WantingDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (a.) Absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy; as, one of the twelve is wanting; I shall not be wanting in exertion.
  2. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Want

• WantDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. () A colloquial contraction of was not.

• WantDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (v. t.) 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.
  2. (v. t.) To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
  3. (v. i.) A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
  4. (v. i.) 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.
  5. (v. i.) 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 and clothing.
  6. (v. i.) To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
  7. (v. t.) To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to require; to need; as, in winter we want a fire; in summer we want cooling breezes.
  8. (v. i.) Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
  9. (v. i.) 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.

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