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Want vs. Will

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  • Want (verb)

    To wish for or desire (something); to feel a need or desire for; to crave or demand. 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 I'm older."

    "I"

    "don't want him to marry Gloria, I"

    "want him to marry me!"

    "What do you want from me?"

    "Do"

    "you want anything from the shops?"

  • Want (verb)

    To wish, desire{{,}} or demand to see, have the presence of or do business with.

    "Ma’am, you are exactly the professional we want for this job."

    "Danish police want him for embezzlement."

  • Want (verb)

    To lack and be in need of or require (something, such as a noun or verbal noun). from 15th c.

    "That chair wants fixing."

  • Want (verb)

    To lack and be without, to not have (something). from 13th c.

  • Want (verb)

    To lack and (be able to) do without.

  • Want (verb)

    To have occasion for (something requisite or useful); to require or need.

  • Want (verb)

    To desire (to experience desire); to wish.

    "the cat wants back out again; you can leave if you want"

  • Want (verb)

    To be lacking or deficient or absent. from 13th c.

    "There was something wanting in the play."

  • Want (verb)

    To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.

  • Want (verb)

    To be advised to do something should, ought}}.

    "You’ll want to repeat this three or four times to get the best result."

  • Want (noun)

    A desire, wish, longing.

  • Want (noun)

    }} Lack, absence.

  • Want (noun)

    Poverty.

  • Want (noun)

    Something needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt.

  • Want (noun)

    A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.

  • Will (verb)

    To wish, desire (something). 9th-18th c.

    "Do what you will."

  • Will (verb)

    To wish or desire (that something happen); to intend (that). 9th-19th c.

  • Will (verb)

    To habitually do (a given action). from 9th c.

  • Will (verb)

    To choose to (do something), used to express intention but without any temporal connotations (+ bare infinitive). from 10th c.

  • Will (verb)

    Used to express the future tense, sometimes with some implication of volition when used in the first person. Compare shall. from 10th c.

  • Will (verb)

    To be able to, to have the capacity to. from 14th c.

    "Unfortunately, only one of these gloves will actually fit over my hand."

  • Will (verb)

    To wish, desire. 9th–19th c.

  • Will (verb)

    To instruct (that something be done) in one's will. from 9th c.

  • Will (verb)

    To try to make (something) happen by using one's will (intention). from 10th c.

    "All the fans were willing their team to win the game."

  • Will (verb)

    To bequeath (something) to someone in one's will (legal document). from 15th c.

    "He willed his stamp collection to the local museum."

  • Will (noun)

    One's independent faculty of choice; the ability to be able to exercise one's choice or intention. from 9th c.

    "Of course, man's will is often regulated by his reason."

  • Will (noun)

    One's intention or decision; someone's orders or commands. from 9th c.

    "Eventually I submitted to my parents' will."

  • Will (noun)

    The act of choosing to do something; a person’s conscious intent or volition. from 10th c.

    "Most creatures have a will to live."

  • Will (noun)

    A formal declaration of one's intent concerning the disposal of one's property and holdings after death; the legal document stating such wishes. from 14th c.

  • Will (noun)

    That which is desired; one's wish. from 10th c.

  • Will (noun)

    Desire, longing. (Now generally merged with later senses.) from 9th c.

    "He felt a great will to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Want (noun)

    The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency; lack; as, a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food and clothing.

  • Want (noun)

    Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.

  • Want (noun)

    That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.

  • Want (noun)

    A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.

  • Want

    To be without; to be destitute of, or deficient in; not to have; to lack; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to want learning; to want food and clothing.

  • Want

    To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to require; to need; as, in winter we want a fire; in summer we want cooling breezes.

  • Want

    To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.

  • Want (verb)

    To be absent; to be deficient or lacking; to fail; not to be sufficient; to fall or come short; to lack; - often used impersonally with of; as, it wants ten minutes of four.

  • Want (verb)

    To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.

  • Will (noun)

    The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it is capable of choosing; the faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or selecting one of two or more objects.

  • Will (noun)

    The choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.

  • Will (noun)

    The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.

  • Will (noun)

    Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.

  • Will (noun)

    That which is strongly wished or desired.

  • Will (noun)

    Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine.

  • Will (noun)

    The legal declaration of a person's mind as to the manner in which he would have his property or estate disposed of after his death; the written instrument, legally executed, by which a man makes disposition of his estate, to take effect after his death; testament; devise. See the Note under Testament, 1.

  • Will

    To wish; to desire; to incline to have.

  • Will

    As an auxiliary, will is used to denote futurity dependent on the verb. Thus, in first person, "I will" denotes willingness, consent, promise; and when "will" is emphasized, it denotes determination or fixed purpose; as, I will go if you wish; I will go at all hazards. In the second and third persons, the idea of distinct volition, wish, or purpose is evanescent, and simple certainty is appropriately expressed; as, "You will go," or "He will go," describes a future event as a fact only. To emphasize will denotes (according to the tone or context) certain futurity or fixed determination.

  • Will

    To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.

  • Will

    To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.

  • Will

    To give or direct the disposal of by testament; to bequeath; to devise; as, to will one's estate to a child; also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that his nephew should have his watch.

  • Will (verb)

    To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire.

  • Will (verb)

    To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Want (noun)

    a state of extreme poverty

  • Want (noun)

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable;

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"

    "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"

    "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

  • Want (noun)

    anything that is necessary but lacking;

    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"

    "I tried to supply his wants"

  • Want (noun)

    a specific feeling of desire;

    "he got his wish"

    "he was above all wishing and desire"

  • Want (verb)

    feel or have a desire for; want strongly;

    "I want to go home now"

    "I want my own room"

  • Want (verb)

    have need of;

    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

  • Want (verb)

    wish or demand the presence of;

    "I want you here at noon!"

  • Want (verb)

    hunt or look for; want for a particular reason;

    "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"

    "Uncle Sam wants you"

  • Want (verb)

    be without, lack; be deficient in;

    "want courtesy"

    "want the strength to go on living"

    "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

  • Will (noun)

    the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention;

    "the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"

  • Will (noun)

    a fixed and persistent intent or purpose;

    "where there's a will there's a way"

  • Will (noun)

    a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die

  • Will (verb)

    decree or ordain;

    "God wills our existence"

  • Will (verb)

    have in mind;

    "I will take the exam tomorrow"

  • Will (verb)

    determine by choice;

    "This action was willed and intended"

  • Will (verb)

    leave or give by will after one's death;

    "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"

    "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

Princeton's WordNet

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