for (the) want of

Definition of for (the) want of

  1. :  because of not having (something) :  because (something) does not exist or is not available For want of a better name, let's call it “Operation One.” People are dying for want of medical treatment. The project failed for the want of adequate funding.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to be needy or destitute

    :  to have or feel need

    :  to be necessary or needed

  1. :  deficiency, lack

    :  grave and extreme poverty that deprives one of the necessities of life

    :  something wanted :  need, desire


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