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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wont, wawnt]
    • /wɒnt, wɔnt/
    • /wɒnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wont, wawnt]
    • /wɒnt, wɔnt/

Definitions of wants word

  • verb with object wants to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one's dinner; always wanting something new. 1
  • verb with object wants to wish, need, crave, demand, or desire (often followed by an infinitive): I want to see you. She wants to be notified. 1
  • verb with object wants to be without or be deficient in: to want judgment; to want knowledge. 1
  • verb with object wants to fall short by (a specified amount): The sum collected wants but a few dollars of the desired amount. 1
  • verb with object wants to require or need: The house wants painting. 1
  • verb without object wants to feel inclined; wish; like (often followed by to): We can stay home if you want. 1

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Origin of wants

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English wante < Old Norse vanta to lack

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wants


wants popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wants usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wants

noun wants

  • needs — of necessity; necessarily (usually preceded or followed by must): It must needs be so. It needs must be.
  • requirements — that which is required; a thing demanded or obligatory: One of the requirements of the job is accuracy.
  • desires — A strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.
  • wishes — to want; desire; long for (usually followed by an infinitive or a clause): I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning.

Antonyms for wants

noun wants

  • dislikes — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dislike.
  • hates — Feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone).
  • abundances — Plural form of abundance.
  • advantages — A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position.
  • excesses — Plural form of excess.

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