The definition of a want is something desired or wished for.
A strong desire or craving:
The thing that is lacking or needed
The state of being starved
A deficiency in the quantity or amount needed or expected, or the extent of this; deficit
Something giving great pleasure or satisfaction:
Any scarcity or lack
A full or completely adequate amount or supply:
(Countable) An amount of something supplied.
Find another word for famine. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for famine, like: want, hunger, lack, starvation, scarcity, shortage of food, shortage, feast, stores, dearth and plenty.