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wanted meaning

EN[ˈwɑntʰɪd] [ˈwɒntʰɪd]
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  • Wanted may refer to:
  • Fugitive, a person wanted by law enforcement authorities
  • Wanted poster, a poster put up to let the public know of a criminal whom authorities wish to apprehend

    Definition of wanted in English Dictionary

  • VerbPREwan-SUF-ed
    1. simple past tense and past participle of want.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore wantedSUPmost wanted
      1. wished for; desired; sought.
        1. (law) subject to immediate detainment by law enforcement authorities on sight.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • For a nervous twenty-four hours, three wanted criminals were at large in the city.
            • Walking around SoHo's glamorous bistros and boutiques it is difficult to imagine that a few decades ago the area was urban blight that the city wanted to knock down and build a freeway through.
            • The president wanted to disband the scandal-plagued agency.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The old mayor pissed millions of dollars away on stuff nobody wanted.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ed
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Participles
                    • Past participles
                    • Verb simple past forms
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                1. en wantedness
                2. en wanted cargo
                3. en wanted poster
                Source: Wiktionary

                Meaning of wanted for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "wanted" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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