Textual thesaurus for "want"

(noun) wish, wishing

a specific feeling of desire

he got his wish; he was above all wishing and desire

(noun) need

anything that is necessary but lacking

he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs; I tried to supply his wants

(noun) deficiency, lack

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

(noun) privation, neediness, deprivation

a state of extreme poverty

(verb) need, require

have need of

This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner

(verb) desire

feel or have a desire for; want strongly

I want to go home now; I want my own room