Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun want

4 senses of want

Sense 1
privation, want, deprivation, neediness -- (a state of extreme poverty)
       => poverty, poorness, impoverishment -- (the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions)

Sense 2
lack, deficiency, want -- (the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost")
       => need, demand -- (a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs")

Sense 3
need, want -- (anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants")
       => necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary -- (anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained")

Sense 4
wish, wishing, want -- (a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire")
       => desire -- (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb want

5 senses of want

Sense 1
desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 2
want, need, require -- (have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
want -- (hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you")
       => search, seek, look for -- (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county")

Sense 4
want -- (wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!")
       => demand -- (request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager")

Sense 5
want -- (be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter")
       => miss, lack -- (be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!")

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