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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- (UK) enPR: wŏnt, IPA: /wɒnt/, SAMPA: /wQnt/
- (US) enPR: wänt, IPA: /wɑnt/, SAMPA: /wAnt/
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- Rhymes: -ɒnt
Third person singular
- (transitive) to wish for or desire (something).
- What do you want to eat?
- (transitive) To lack (something).
- There was something wanting in the play.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To require (something).
- That chair wants fixing. (= That chair requires to be fixed.)
- In sense 1 it takes the to infinitive.
- In sense 3 it takes the gerund (-ing).
- Lack (of), absence of.
- And well are worth the want that you have wanted.--Shakespeare, King Lear
want n. (plural wanten)
- shroud, sideways support for a mast.
Old High German
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