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- (UK) enPR: wŏnt, IPA: /wɒnt/, SAMPA: /wQnt/
- (US) enPR: wänt, IPA: /wɑnt/, SAMPA: /wAnt/
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(usually not in the progressive)
- (transitive) If you want to do something, you think you would be happier if you did it.
- Do you want to go to the park?
- I don't want to go to work today.
- He wants to know her name.
- Please, stop the bus. I want to get out here.
- I wanted to buy a new book, so I went to the shop.
- (transitive) If you want something, you think you would be happier if you had it.
- Do you want a drink?
- No thank you! I don't want one.
- He wants a new car.
- I can give you whatever you want.
- All I want is one more chance to do this.
- (transitive) If you want somebody to do something, you think you would be happier if they did it.
- I want you to help me.
- (transitive) If you want something to happen, you think you would be happier if it happened.
- I want everyday to be my birthday.
- (transitive) If you want to do something, your body has a strong feeling that it will do it.
- Every time I see it, I want to be sick.
- Flowers make me want to sneeze.
- (transitive) If you tell somebody "you might want to" do something, you mean they should do it.
- You might want to study more for your tests.
- (transitive); (formal) If someone or something wants for something, they don't have it or don't have enough of it.
- (transitive) If you want someone, you want to have sex with them.
- (intransitive) If you want up, down, in, out, etc., you want to go there or your want somebody to help you go there.
- Can you open the door? I think the dog wants out.
- (countable) A want is something that you want.
- The wants and needs of the people are not being met.
- (countable & uncountable); (formal) something that you do not have or do not have enough of
- The car wouldn't run for want of gas.