Hypertext Webster Gateway: "wanted"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Want \Want\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wanted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To be without; to be destitute of, or deficient in; not to
have; to lack; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to
want learning; to want food and clothing.

They that want honesty, want anything. --Beau. & Fl.

Nor think, though men were none, That heaven would
want spectators, God want praise. --Milton.

The unhappy never want enemies. --Richardson.

2. To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to
require; to need; as, in winter we want a fire; in summer
we want cooling breezes.

3. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
`` What wants my son?'' --Addison.

I want to speak to you about something. --A.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off
the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted
poster" [ant: {unwanted}]
2: freely permitted or invited; "invited guests" [syn: {invited}]
3: characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a
cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured
heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted" [syn: {cherished}, {precious},

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