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want

[ wont, wawnt ]
/ wɒnt, wɔnt /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun
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Idioms about want

    want in / out, Chiefly Midland.
    1. to desire to enter or leave: The cat wants in.
    2. Informal. to desire acceptance in or release from something specified: I talked with Louie about our plan, and he wants in.

Origin of want

1150–1200; Middle English wante<Old Norse vanta to lack

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH want

1. unwanted , unwonted2. want , wont
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To want is to feel a need or a desire for something. How is want different from desire and wish? Find out on Thesaurus.com

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British Dictionary definitions for want (1 of 2)

want1
/ (wɒnt) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of want

wanter, noun

Word Origin for want

C12 (vb, in the sense: it is lacking), C13 (n): from Old Norse vanta to be deficient; related to Old English wanian to wane

British Dictionary definitions for want (2 of 2)

want2
/ (wɒnt) /

noun
English dialect a mole

Word Origin for want

Old English wand
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Other Idioms and Phrases with want

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