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Definizione monolingua e traduzione want



Inglese grammatica

want


Verb

want (third-person singular simple present wants, present participle wanting, simple past and past participle wanted)


  1. (transitive) To wish for or to desire (something). [from 18th c.]
    What do you want to eat?
    I want you to leave.
    I never wanted to go back to live with my mother.
    I want to be an astronaut when Im older
    I dont want him to marry Gloria, I want him to marry me!
    What do you want from me?
    Do you want anything from the shops?
  2. (intransitive, now dated) To be lacking, not to exist. [from 13th c.]
    There was something wanting in the play.
  3. (transitive) To lack, not to have (something). [from 13th c.]
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.7:
      he that hath skill to be a pilot wants a ship; and he that could govern a commonwealth [...] wants means to exercise his worth, hath not a poor office to manage.
  4. (transitive, colloquially with verbal noun as object) To be in need of; to require (something). [from 15th c.]
    That chair wants fixing.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacobs Room Chapter 2
      The mowing-machine always wanted oiling. Barnet turned it under Jacobs window, and it creaked—creaked, and rattled across the lawn and creaked again.
Noun

Wikipedia want (countable and uncountable; plural wants)


  1. (countable) A desire, wish, longing.
  2. (countable, often followed by of) Lack, absence.
    • circa 1591, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI Part 2, act 4, sc. 8:
      [H]eavens and honour be witness, that no want of resolution in me, but only my followers base and ignominious treasons, makes me betake me to my heels.
    • For Want of a Nail:
      For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
      For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
      For want of a horse the rider was lost.
      For want of a rider the battle was lost.
      For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
      And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
  3. (uncountable) Poverty.
Conjunction

want


  1. for, because
    Hij komt niet, want hij is ziek. — He is not coming, because he is sick. (Note: The order is SVO after want.)
Traduzione italiano volere |bisogno |desiderare |desiderio |mancanza |abbisognare |amare |anelare |aver bisogno di |awguro |carenza |cercare |deficienza |esigenza |fabbisogno |indigenza |mancare |miseria |necessitare |necessità |occorrere |povertà |pretendere |ricercare |sperare |vuole |


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