wanted etymology

English word wanted comes from English want, English -ed

Detailed word origin of wanted

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
want English (eng) (UK, mining) A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.. (countable) A desire, wish, longing.. (countable, often, followed by of) Lack, absence.. (uncountable) Poverty.. Something needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt. (intransitive, dated) To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.. (intransitive, now, dated) To be [...]
-ed English (eng) Used to form past participles of (regular) verbs. See -en and -t for variants. Used to form past tenses of (regular) verbs. In linguistics, it is used for the base form of any past form. See -t for a variant. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.. As an extension of the above, when used along with an adjective preceding the noun, [...]
wanted English (eng) (legal) subject to immediate detainment by law enforcement authorities on sight.. Wished for; desired; sought.

Words with the same origin as wanted

Descendants of -ed
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