want for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theywant for
he/she/itwants for
present participlewanting for
past tensewanted for
past participlewanted for
  1. want for something to not have everything that you need

    She will want for money, now that she has lost her job.

    1. a.
      want for nothing formal to have everything that you need

      I have always tried to make sure that my children want for nothing.

See also main entry: want