- want used 31 times.
- wanted used 3 times.
- wanteth used 7 times.
- wanting used 8 times.
- wants used twice.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
1. Deficiency; defect; the absence of that which is necessary or useful; as a want of power or knowledge fro any purpose; want of food and clothing. The want of money is a common want 2 Corinthians 8:14, 9.
From having wishes in consequence of our wants, we often feel wants in consequence of our wishes.
2. Need; necessity; the effect of deficiency.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want and more saucy.
3. Poverty; penury; indigence.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want
4. The state of not having. I cannot write a letter at present for want of time.
5. That which is not possessed, but is desired or necessary for use or pleasure.
Habitual superfluities become actual wants.
6. A mole.
WANT, verb transitive waunt.
1. To be destitute; to be deficient in; not to have; a word of general application; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to want learning; to want food and clothing; to want money.
2. To be defective or deficient in. Timber may want strength or solidity to answer its purpose.
3. To fall short; not to contain or have. The sum want a dollar of the amount of debt.
Nor think, though men were none, that heaven would want spectators, God want praise.
4. To be without.
The unhappy never want enemies.
5. To need; to have occasion for, as useful, proper or requisite. Our manners want correction. In winter we want a fire; in summer we want cooling breezes. We all want more public spirit and more virtue.
6. To wish for; to desire. Every man wants a little pre-eminence over his neighbor. Many want that which they cannot obtain, and which if they could obtain, would certainly ruin them.
What wants my son?
WANT, verb intransitive waunt.
1. To be deficient; not to be sufficient.
As in bodies, thus in souls, we find what wants in blood and spirits, swelld with wind.
2. To fail; to be deficient; to be lacking.
No time shall find me wanting to my truth.
3. To be missed; not to be present. The jury was full, wanting one.
4. To fall short; to be lacking.
Twelve, wanting one, he slew.
WANTAGE, noun Deficiency; that which is wanting.
WANTED, participle passive Needed; desired.
WANTING, participle present tense
1. Needing; lacking; desiring.
2. adjective Absent; deficient. One of the twelve is wanting We have the means, but the application is wanting
3. Slack; deficient. I shall not be wanting in exertion.
WANTLESS, adjective Having no want; abundant; fruitful.
1. Wandering or roving in gaiety or sport; sportive; frolicsome; darting aside, or one way and the other. wanton boys kill flies for sport.
Not a wild and wanton herd.
2. Moving or flying loosely; playing in the wind.
She her unadorned golden tresses wore disheveld, but in wanton ringlets wavd.
3. Wandering from moral rectitude; licentious; dissolute; indulging in sensuality without restraint; as men grown wanton by prosperity.
My plenteous joys, wanton in fullness--
4. More appropriately, deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous.
Thou art froward by nature, enemy to peace, lascivious wanton
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton James 5:5.
5. Disposed to unchastity; indicating wantonness. Isaiah 3:16.
6. Loose; unrestrained; running to excess.
How does your tongue grow wanton in her praise!
7. Luxuriant; overgrown.
What we by day lop overgrown, one night or two with wanton growth derides, tending to wild.
8. Extravagant; as wanton dress.
9. Not regular; not turned or formed with regularity.
The quaint mazes in the wanton green.
1. A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.
2. A trifler; an insignificant flutterer.
3. A word of slight endearment.
Peace, my wanton--[Little used.]
WANTON, verb transitive
1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule or limit; to revel; to play loosely.
Nature here wantond as in her prime.
Her golden tresses wanton in the wind.
2. To ramble in lewdness; to play lasciviously.
3. To move briskly and irregularly.
WANTONING, participle present tense Roving; flying loosely; playing without restraint; indulging in licentiousness.
WANTONIZE, verb intransitive To behave wantonly. [Not in use.]
WANTONLY, adverb Loosely; without regularity or restraint; sportively; gayly; playfully; lasciviously.
1. Sportiveness; gaiety; frolicsomeness; waggery.
- As sad as night, only for wantonness
2. Licentiousness; negligence of restraint.
The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and turn them into wantonness
WANT-WIT, noun [want and wit.] One destitute of wit or sense; a fool. [Not in much use.]
WANTY, noun A broad strap of leather, used for binding a load upon the back of a beast. [Local.]