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wants

(Originally published by Nattie on August 10, 2004)
Main Entry: want
Pronunciation: wont
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse vanta; akin to Old English wan deficient
Date: 13th century intransitive senses
1 : to be needy or destitute
2 : to have or feel need [never wants for friends]
3 : to be necessary or needed
4 : to desire to come, go, or be [the cat wants in] [wants out of the deal]


transitive senses
1 : to fail to possess especially in customary or required amount : LACK [the answer wanted courtesy]
2 a : to have a strong desire for [wanted a chance to rest] b : to have an inclination to : LIKE [say what you want, he is efficient]
3 a : to have need of : REQUIRE [the motor wants a tune-up] b : to suffer from the lack of [thousands still want food and shelter]
4 : OUGHT–used with the infinitive [you want to be very careful what you say– Claudia Cassidy]
5 : to wish or demand the presence of
6 : to hunt or seek in order to apprehend [wanted for murder]
synonym see DESIRE
What do I want really?
I don’t want to do the dishes.
I want to sit and read my book.
I don’t want to fold the laundry.
I want to eat lunch.
I don’t want to fight with the kids.
I want the kids to do what I ask them to do.
I don’t want to cry.
I want to laugh.
I don’t want to sigh.
I want to sing.
I don’t want to be a mother.
I want to be a mommy.
I don’t want to be a wife and housekeeper.
I want to be a soul mate and a helpmeet.
I don’t want to be cranky.
I want to smile.
I don’t want to be forgotten.
I want to be forgiven.
I don’t want to eat pb&j.
I want to eat Chinese food (sweet and sour chicken to be exact).
I don’t want to be wrong.
I want to be right.
I don’t want to be a “meanie”.
I want to the wife and mother above measure.
I don’t want to turn 30.
I want to be young…at heart.
I don’t want to live life aimlessly.
I do want to be consumed with a passion for God.
I don’t want to be me.
I want to know who I am.
I don’t want to be sad.
I want to be happy.
I don’t want to hide.
I want to be found.
Copyright Natalie Rose York

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