want-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: desire, seek

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] WANT NP2[goal]

He wants to marry her.
The company doesn't want another scandal.
I want you all to be quiet!
My neighbor was wanted for questioning by the police.

VerbNet: appoint-29.1,want-32.1-1-1
FrameNet: Desiring
PropBank: want.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4, 3

Sense Number 2: require or need something that is missing

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[recipient] WANT NP2/PP

This garden wants the hand of a good gardener.
His parents were determined that he should want for nothing.
The refugees are still wanting shelter although food has been provided.

VerbNet: want-32.1-1-1
FrameNet: Possession
PropBank: want.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 5