An example of want is a latte with an extra shot of espresso after a tiring day.
A person of few wants and needs.
Call me daily if you want.
An example of want is to desire a cup of coffee.
Say what you want, but be tactful.
You want to be careful on the ice.
Stayed home for want of anything better to do.
Lives in want.
It wants twelve minutes of midnight.
To want adventure.
To want to travel.
This wants attending to.
To want for money.
“Waste not, want not”
There wants but his approval.
To suffer from want of adequate care.
To live in want.
What do you want to eat? I want you to leave. I never wanted to go back to live with my mother. I want to be an astronaut when I'm older. I don't want him to marry Gloria, I want him to marry me! What do you want from me? Do you want anything from the shops?
There was something wanting in the play.
That chair wants fixing.
- To want to get, go, or come in (or out, off, etc.).
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of want
- Middle English wanten to be lacking from Old Norse vanta euə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English wanten (“to lack"), from Old Norse vanta (“to lack"), from Proto-Germanic *wanatÅnÄ… (“to be wanting, lack"), from *wanÃ´ (“lack, deficiency"), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)wAn-, *wÄn- (“empty"). Cognate with Middle High German wan (“not full, empty"), Middle Dutch wan (“empty, poor"), Old English wana (“want, lack, absence, deficiency"), Latin vanus (“empty"). See wan.