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English definition of “want”

want

noun (NEED)    /wɒnt/ US  /wɑːnt/
in want of needing : He appeared tired and in want of a shave .Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary wants [plural] formal needs : Our wants are few.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
(Definition of want noun (NEED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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