2. [syn: cherished, precious, treasured, wanted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Want \Want\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wanted; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. 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.
They that want honesty, want anything. --Beau. & Fl.
Nor think, though men were none,
That heaven would want spectators, God want praise.
The unhappy never want enemies. --Richardson.
2. 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.
3. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
" What wants my son?" --Addison.
I want to speak to you about something. --A.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes
off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted
poster" [ant: unwanted]
2: characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a
cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured
heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted" [syn: cherished,
precious, treasured, wanted]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "wanted":
called for, coveted, desired, essential, hoped-for, in demand,
indicated, indispensable, irreducible, irreductible, irreplaceable,
longed-for, necessary, needed, needful, popular, prerequisite,
required, requisite, unforgoable, vital, wished-for