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wants

verb
present tense third-person singular of want

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2 to have as a requirement
  • that stray cat wants food and a clean place to sleep

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4 to wish to have
  • I want some ice cream for dessert, please

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wants

noun
plural of want

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1 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
  • there's a notable want of teachers in that rural school district

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2 a defect in character
  • she's well-meaning and kind, but her besetting want is a complete lack of tact

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“Wants.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wants. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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