verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Idioms for want
- to desire to enter or leave: The cat wants in.
- Informal. to desire acceptance in or release from something specified: I talked with Louie about our plan, and he wants in.
Origin of want
OTHER WORDS FROM want
Words nearby want
Example sentences from the Web for want
So it might be me projecting my desires onto Archer to want to just get away from work for a few weeks.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS |Marlow Stern |January 8, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
Models in Israel will have to maintain a BMI of 18.5 or higher if they want to stay employed.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models |Carrie Arnold |January 8, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
Why would “they” want to crush him just for attempting to buy something twenty years ago?
But the most important point I want to make is about what the press does now.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive |Ayaan Hirsi Ali |January 8, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
What an amazing thing to be able to listen to any music you want, a whole world of bands.
“I will fasten up your dress in the neck if that is what you want,” said she.The Shoulders of Atlas |Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
"Dunno ez I want ye now," she returned, with a toss of her head.Frank Merriwell Down South |Burt L. Standish
The latter are very much shocked at the want of propriety in the management of the English.Pencillings by the Way |N. Parker Willis
But I have wrestled with misfortune in vain; I have struggled with want, till want has overcome me.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II |Various
If you want some butter it doesn't matter whether you buy it from Brown or Jones or Robinson.'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists |Robert Tressell
British Dictionary definitions for want (1 of 2)
Derived forms of wantwanter, noun
Word Origin for want
British Dictionary definitions for want (2 of 2)
Word Origin for want
Idioms and Phrases with want
In addition to the idioms beginning with want
- want for nothing
- want in
- waste not, want not