1. Fiil istemek, dilemek, arzu etmek.
    I want my dinner. He wants to become an engineer.
  2. Fiil ihtiyacı olmak, muhtaç olmak.
    Plants want water. He wants a new car.
  3. Fiil eksik/noksan olmak.
    The fund for a new shool wants only a few hundred dollars of the sum needed. It
    wants 5 minutes to ten o'clock.
  4. Fiil aramak, peşinde olmak.
    The police want him for murder. He is wanted for murder.
  5. Fiil gerek(tir)mek, lâzım olmak.
    This job wants doing. You want to see a doctor about your cough.
  6. Fiil yoksul olmak, yoksulluğunu çekmek, ihtiyaç içinde olmak.
    Many people still want food and shelter.
  7. İsim ihtiyaç, zaruret.
    My wants are few.
  8. İsim yokluk, eksiklik, noksanlık.
    The plant died from want of water. The earthquake victims are suffering
    for want of food and medical supplies.
    This book meets a long-felt want: Bu kitap uzun zamandır duyulan bir eksikliği karşılıyor.
  9. İsim lüzum, gerek, hacet.
    Your work shows want of thought/care.
  10. İsim yoksulluk, fakirlik.
    We may one day be in want . The old writer is now in want . A country where want is virtually unknown.