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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Want, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wanting.]
 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?”
    I want to speak to you about something.   --A. Trollope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Want·ing, a. Absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy; as, one of the twelve is wanting; I shall not be wanting in exertion.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not existing; "innovation has been sadly lacking";
             "character development is missing from the book" [syn:
              lacking(p), missing, nonexistent, wanting(a)]
      2: inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education";
         "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested
         and found wanting" [syn: deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)]