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

 want /ˈwɔnt ||ˈwɑnt ||ˈwʌnt/
 缺乏,貧困,需要(vt.)要,希望,必須,缺少,徵求(vi.)需要,缺少

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Want, v. i.
 1. To be absent; to be deficient or lacking; to fail; not to be sufficient; to fall or come short; to lack; -- often used impersonally with of; as, it wants ten minutes of four.
    The disposition, the manners, and the thoughts are all before it; where any of those are wanting or imperfect, so much wants or is imperfect in the imitation of human life.   --Dryden.
 2. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
 You have a gift, sir (thank your education),
 Will never let you want.   --B. Jonson.
 For as in bodies, thus in souls, we find
 What wants in blood and spirits, swelled with wind.   --Pope.
 Note:Want was formerly used impersonally with an indirect object. “Him wanted audience.”
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Want n.
 1. The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency; lack; as, a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food and clothing.
 And me, his parent, would full soon devour
 For want of other prey.   --Milton.
    From having wishes in consequence of our wants, we often feel wants in consequence of our wishes.   --Rambler.
    Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and more saucy.   --Franklin.
 2. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
    Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches, as to conceive how others can be in want.   --Swift.
 3. That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.
    Habitual superfluities become actual wants.   --Paley.
 4. Mining A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.  [Eng.]
 Syn: -- Indigence; deficiency; defect; destitution; lack; failure; dearth; scarceness.

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 want
      n 1: a state of extreme poverty [syn: privation, deprivation]
      2: the state of needing something that is absent or
         unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the
         problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert
         regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost" [syn: lack,
          deficiency]
      3: anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient
         means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his
         wants" [syn: need]
      4: a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was
         above all wishing and desire" [syn: wish, wishing]
      v 1: feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home
           now"; "I want my own room" [syn: desire]
      2: have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent
         tuner" [syn: need, require]
      3: wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!"
      4: hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former
         neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
      5: be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want
         the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food
         and shelter"