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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be wanted on the phone
▪ Larry, tell Rosemary that she’s wanted on the phone.
▪ And with its colour graphics screen is the most wanted hand-held machine you can get.
▪ You're the most wanted man in Britain.
▪ Nobody, it seemed, could say one good word about the wanted man.
▪ But instead he's a wanted man on the run from the police.
▪ Just over half the wanted men were in their twenties.
▪ There were no photographs of the wanted man and no two people could agree about his appearance.
▪ You're the most wanted man in Britain.
▪ When he had not returned by lam, it was assumed that he was the wanted man.
▪ Newcastle's wanted man won't make any decision for at least another seven days following talks in London with boss Kevin Keegan.
▪ How many new contracts would he get if it came out that guests of his had held clandestine meetings with wanted men?
I just wanted to say/know etc
▪ I asked them, and this is what they told me. I just wanted to know did you know any more.
▪ In the ambulance, I just wanted to know the damage.
▪ The truth of it was, as miserable as things were, I just wanted to say I had been there.
▪ I never felt wanted by my parents.
▪ Mr. Bendiger, you're wanted on the telephone.
▪ Richards is wanted for the murder of a security guard at the City Bank in December of last year.
▪ The mass murderer known as the "Yorkshire Ripper" was for a long time the most wanted man in Britain.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Want \Want\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wanting.]

  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.

  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?''

    I want to speak to you about something.
    --A. Trollope.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1690s, "lacking;" 1812, "sought by the police;" past participle adjective from want (v.). Wanted poster attested by 1945.

  1. 1 wished for; desired; sought 2 (context legal English) subject to immediate detainment by law enforcement authorities on sight. v

  2. (en-past of: want)

  1. adj. desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster" [ant: unwanted]

  2. freely permitted or invited; "invited guests" [syn: invited]

  3. 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 (comics)

Wanted is a comic book limited series written by Mark Millar, with art by J. G. Jones. It was published by Top Cow in 2003 and 2004 as part of Millarworld. It features an amoral protagonist who discovers he is the heir to a career as a supervillain assassin in a world where such villains have secretly taken control of the planet.

The Sunday Times dubbed the title "the Watchmen for super-villains."

A film adaptation, very loosely based on the comic, was released in 2008.

Wanted (TV series)

Wanted is a 2005 American primetime police drama television series broadcast on the TNT network. The series was created by Louis St. Clair and Jorge Zamacona, and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent and Jorge Zamacona.

Wanted (game show)

Wanted was a British 1990s game show on Channel 4, although more similar to modern reality television than the classic gameshow format. Conceptually, it was similar to an advanced game of hide and seek. It is also somewhat similar to the game show featured in Stephen King's novel The Running Man.

Wanted (Only Fools and Horses)

"Wanted" is an episode of the BBC sitcom, Only Fools and Horses. It was the sixth episode of series 3, and was first broadcast on 15 December 1983. In the episode, after an incident with a local woman, Del Boy pretends that Rodney had been dubbed the 'Peckham pouncer' and is being hunted by the police, so Rodney goes on the run.


Wanted may refer to a:

  • Fugitive, a person wanted by law enforcement authorities
  • Wanted poster, a poster put up to inform the public of one or more criminals whom authorities wish to apprehend

Wanted may also refer to:

Wanted (2009 film)

Wanted is 2009 Indian action film directed by Prabhu Deva. The film stars Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna and Mahesh Manjrekar in the lead roles. It is an official remake of a Telugu film Pokiri. The film released on 18 September 2009. Wanted was also the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year 2009.

Wanted (Perry Como song)

"Wanted" is a popular song written by Jack Fulton and Lois Steele.

A recording by Perry Como with Hugo Winterhalter's orchestra and chorus was made at Manhattan Center, New York City, on December 29, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor as catalog number 20-5647 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10691. The flip side of both records was "Look out the Window (and See How I'm Standing in the Rain)". It reached #1 on Billboard magazine's charts in 1954. The song also reached #1 on the Cash Box chart in the same year. Al Martino also had a top 10 hit with the song in the United Kingdom. Another early recorded version is by singer pianist Moon Mullican.

The song was featured in a Christmas episode of " WKRP in Cincinnati", in a flashback to 12/24/54.

Anne Murray recorded a cover of the song for her album Croonin' (1993).

Wanted (Bow Wow album)

Wanted is the fourth studio album by American rapper Bow Wow; it was released on July 12, 2005, by Columbia Records. The album debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 120,000 copies in the first week. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping over a million copies in the United States. Clean versions of " Fresh Azimiz" and " Let Me Hold You" were recorded. This was Bow Wow's first album to contain uncensored profanity, albeit only in the form of the word " nigga".

Wanted received mixed reviews from music critics. The album spawned three successful singles, " Let Me Hold You" featuring R&B singer Omarion, " Like You" featuring R&B singer Ciara, and " Fresh Azimiz" featuring rappers J-Kwon and Jermaine Dupri. "Big Dreams", the remix to "Fresh Azimiz" featuring Mike Jones and "Caviar" featuring Snoop Dogg, were service as an accompanying music videos. As of October 2006, the album has sold 956,000 copies in the United States.

Wanted (2008 film)

Wanted is a 2008 American-German action thriller film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar and J. G. Jones. The film, written by Chris Morgan, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas and directed by Timur Bekmambetov stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie. The storyline follows Wesley Gibson (McAvoy), a frustrated account manager who discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin and decides to join the Fraternity, a secret society in which his father worked.

Universal Studios acquired the adaptation rights from Millar in 2004, and while the eventual script drifted from the comic book supervillain mythos in the original miniseries, Millar was content to see most of the comic's darker content was retained. Production began in April 2007, with filming in the Czech Republic, Budapest, and the story's main setting, Chicago. Wanted was released in June 2008 to both critical and commercial success, with box office earnings of $341 million worldwide and reviews praising the fast pacing and stylized action scenes. A sequel was planned the same year as the film's release, but ultimately stalled in the development phase.

Wanted (manga)

Wanted is a single-volume Japanese shōjo manga written and illustrated by Matsuri Hino, author of Vampire Knight. The three-chapter work was published by Hakusensha on January 5, 2005. Viz Media released an English language edition in North America on September 2, 2008. It is licensed for regional language releases in Italy by J POP, in Germany by Carlsen Verlag and in Singapore by Chuang Yi.

Wanted (Alan Jackson song)

"Wanted" is a song written by American country music artist Alan Jackson and Charlie Craig, and recorded by Jackson. It was released in May 1990 as the third single from Jackson's first album, Here in the Real World, the song peaked at number 3 on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart.

Wanted (video game)

is a third-person, shoot 'em up arcade game released by Sega on December 31, 1989. The player controls a sheriff in the American Old West, attempting to eliminate bandits from around the cities in the game. The game uses the Sega Light Phaser controller.

Wanted (Shimei Tehai)

"Wanted (Shimei Tehai)" , Uonteddo (Shimei Tehai)) is the fifth single released by Pink Lady, on September 5, 1977. The single topped the Japan charts at number one, having sold 1,650,000 copies, and spent twelve weeks at the top.

With "Wanted" they made their first appearance on Kōhaku Uta Gassen, in 1977.

According to Oricon this was the 3d best selling single from 1977.

A re-recorded version of the song was included on the 2-disc greatest hits release, Innovation, released in December 2010.

Wanted (1967 film)

Wanted is an Italian western film released in 1967. It was directed by Giorgio Ferroni and starring Giuliano Gemma, Teresa Gimpera, and Nello Pazzafini. Gemma made two more westerns directed by Ferroni, with similar plots, where his character likewise carried the first name "Gary".

Wanted (The Dooleys song)

"Wanted" is a 1979 song by English pop group The Dooleys. It was recorded in 1979 and reached no.3 in the UK charts that summer. It was written by Findon\Myers\Puzey and was produced by Ben Findon. The label was GTO. The subject of the song is about a man who is wanted by the police and the two lead singers, Kathy Dooley and Anne Dooley are in love with him.

Wanted (Cliff Richard album)

Wanted is the 70th studio album by British singer Cliff Richard, released by Papillion on 5 November 2001 in the UK. This album was produced by Alan Tarney who had previously worked with Richard on the hits including " We Don't Talk Anymore", "Dreamin", " Wired for Sound" and "Some People". The two had not worked together since the 1989 album Stronger. The album reached #11 in the UK Albums Chart and stayed in the charts for 8 weeks.

The album is primarily made up of cover songs, including songs by artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Carole King and Tina Turner. At the time of release the official website for the album explained that it consisted of "hits Cliff's always Wanted to record."

The inspiration for the album came when Richard was sent a copy of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's recording of " Over the Rainbow" combined with " What a Wonderful World" weeks into the year 2000. He knew immediately he wanted to record it.

Two singles were released from this album, the first being the song " Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" which reached #11 in the UK Singles Chart and stayed for 6 weeks. The second single release was one of the three original songs on the album, "Let Me Be the One", which came in at #29. The two other original songs were, "Do You Wonder" and "This Love You Will Never Forget".

The album has sold over 220,000 copies worldwide.

Wanted (Jessie James song)

"Wanted" is the debut single released by American country-pop singer-songwriter Jessie James, taken from her self-titled debut album (2009). It was first released to American contemporary hit radio through Mercury Records on April 14, 2009 as the album's lead single and was later released to digital retailers on May 12.

Upon release, "Wanted" was generally well received by contemporary music critics, who praised James's "powerful" voice and the song's pop radio appeal. The song entered the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2010; it also charted on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 at 82.

Wanted (2004 film)

Wanted is a 2004 Malayalam movie directed by Murali Nagavally. It's the official remake of Telugu film 'Aithe'. The movie features Mohanlal, Madhu Warrier, Aravind Akash and Nishanth Sagar in the lead roles,film did moderately in the boxoffice.

Wanted (2011 film)

Wanted is a 2011 Indian Telugu language Action film produced by V. Ananda Prasad on Bhavya Creations banner, written and directed by B.V.S.Ravi who earlier was the dialogue writer for films such as Munna, Parugu and King. It stars Gopichand and Deeksha Seth in the lead roles and music was composed by Chakri. The film released on 26 January 2011. The film recorded as flop at the box office. The film was dubbed in Hindi as Jaanbaaz Ki Jung and in Tamil as Vengai Puli.

Wanted (1955 TV series)

Wanted was a short-lived half-hour CBS crime documentary television series hosted by Walter McGraw, which aired in the 1955- 1956 season at 10:30 EST on Thursdays following the original version of The Johnny Carson Show (not to be confused with the subsequent The Tonight Show).

This Wanted had a format similar to the subsequent Unsolved Mysteries on NBC, hosted by Robert Stack and Fox Channel's America's Most Wanted, with John Walsh. Like the two later series, Wanted features re-enactments of actual crimes and profiles fugitives from justice. Viewers were urged to telephone information that they may have about each case presented on the series.

Declared a "flop" by Billboard magazine, Wanted aired only from October 20, 1955, to January 12, 1956. ABC aired no program at the time Wanted was on the schedule. The series ran opposite the last half-hour of NBC's long-running Lux Video Theatre.

Wanted (Yazz album)

Wanted is the debut album by British pop singer Yazz. It was released in 1988 and features the worldwide number one smash hit " The Only Way Is Up".

Wanted (2010 film)

Wanted is a 2010 Bengali-language Indian action film, directed by Ravi Kinagi, starring Jeet and Srabanti Chatterjee in the lead roles. The film is a remake of 2005 Telugu superhit film Athadu starring Mahesh Babu and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles. Wanted received mostly positive reviews and one of the biggest hit of 2010.

Wanted (2013 TV series)

Wanted is an Australian television series. Its first episode went on air on Network Ten on 8 July 2013 at 8:30PM. Wanted is presented and produced from the Network Ten's Sydney studios in Pyrmont. The show is telecasted nationally. Because of Australia's multiple timezones, Wanted is aired live on the East Coast of Australia. In South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia airs the show on a time delay of 30 minutes and 2 hours respectively.

Wanted (Dara Maclean album)

Wanted was the second studio album by contemporary Christian musician Dara Maclean, which was released by Fervent Records on September 24, 2013, and it was produced by Paul Mabury. The album has achieved commercial charting success, as well as, it has garnered critical acclaim from music critics.

Wanted (Hunter Hayes song)

"Wanted" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Hunter Hayes. It was released in March 2012 as the second single from his debut album Hunter Hayes (2011). Hayes co-wrote the song with Troy Verges. The song was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards. It is the second best-selling song by a male solo country singer in the US as of April 2014. Billboard ranked it the third-greatest country single of all time according to chart performance.

Upon release, "Wanted" was met with generally positive reviews and went on to be certified 4× Platinum in the US for sales of over 3.6 Million. When the song topped the Hot Country Songs chart, Hayes broke the record held since 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez's " You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)" as the youngest artist to reach number one. The single was a moderate crossover hit in 2013 when it climbed to the top 15 on both the Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary charts.

Wanted (Tiwa Savage song)

"Wanted" is a song by Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage from her debut studio album, Once Upon a Time (2013). The song samples the memorable line out in the streets/they call it murder from Damien Marley's " Welcome to Jamrock", and was produced by American producer Warren "Oak" Felder. The music video for "Wanted" sparked divisive reactions among music critics and consumers.

Wanted (Wande Coal album)

Wanted is the second album by Nigerian singer Wande Coal. It was released on October 26, 2015 under the Black Diamond label, six years after his debut album Mushin To Mo’Hits. The album features a number of other artist including AKA, 2face, Burna Boy and Wizkid.

Wanted (2016 TV series)

Wanted is an Australian drama television series which premiered on the Seven Network in Australia on 9 February 2016. The first season consisted of six episodes and was renewed for a second season expected to air in 2017.

Wanted (2015 film)

Wanted is a 2015 Western pornographic film directed by Stormy Daniels and produced by Wicked Pictures and Adam & Eve.

Wanted (South Korean TV series)

Wanted is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Kim Ah-joong, Ji Hyun-woo, Uhm Tae-woong and Park Hae-joon. It aired on SBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 ( KST) from June 22 to August 18, 2016 for 16 episodes.

Usage examples of "wanted".

Full of this affair, the importance of which I exaggerated in proportion to my inexperience, I told Silvia that I wanted to accompany some English friends as far as Calais, and that she would oblige me by getting me a passport from the Duc de Gesvres.

The Charpillon wanted to accompany them, but it was judged best that she should remain at liberty, in order to try and set them free.

All I wanted was clearness, so difficult to obtain in poetry, while a little doubtful darkness would have been accounted sublime by my new Midas.

Enron wanted to finance gas producers through off-books entities but needed outside money to meet the accounting rules.

Bass refused, usually because Enron wanted accounting results divorced from economics.

In addition I wanted to canvass his views on what sort of human society, if any, could have had the technological know-how, such a very long while ago, to measure accurately the altitudes of the stars and to devise a plan as mathematical and ambitious as that of the Giza necropolis.

And remember, when a magistrate has been proved to have falsely accused an innocent person, the law will mete out to the accuser the punishment he wanted to give to the accused.

She wanted to protect her against herself and questioned the advisability of printing some of her replies.

That employment should be wanted for the people, while one-third of Ireland is as much waste as the woods in Canada, and the rest badly cultivated, not affording half labour, is a strange anomaly.

The Agronomy and Domestic Maintenance divisions wanted to keep all the buildings in one neat and tidy strip.

Dislike him she might, but he had the power to remind her that she was still human, still a woman of warm flesh and blood, and not as immune to the physical allure of the opposite sex as she thought she was--as she wanted to be.

Though ambivalent, Kennedy, seeking credibility in Vietnam, was for the moment in favor of increased effort and wanted affirmation rather than information, as his choice of envoys indicates.

The horses began to amble again, this time a little faster, as if they knew there had almost been trouble and wanted to leave the place of it behind.

What she wanted to see, from her vantage point seven stories high, was the ambulance dock at the Birth Center, and the route it would take to the hospital.

Smiling amputees with their wooden body parts in their laps, senior citizens standing on their heads: seeing what people wanted pictures of amazed me.