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noun want pronunciation in British English /wɒnt/ 
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singularwant
pluralwants
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] formal a lack of something
    want of:

    His illness was caused by overwork and want of sleep.

    Their work reveals a want of skill.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] a lack of money, food, and other things someone needs to live

      They were living in obvious want and squalor.

  2. 2

    wants

    [plural] things that you want or need

    This system has been designed to supply all your wants.

    wants and needs:

    We aim to satisfy our customers' wants and needs.

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