Meaning of wanting

want•ing

Pronunciation: (won'ting, wôn'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. lacking or absent: a motor with some of the parts wanting.
  2. deficient in some part, thing, or respect: to be wanting in courtesy.
—prep.
  1. lacking; without: a box wanting a lid.
  2. less; minus: a century wanting three years.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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