What does the word wanting mean?

Usage examples for wanting

  1. It may be very well for a nature like Corney's to fear a father: fear does come in for some good where love is wanting: but I doubt if fear of a sister can be of any good. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. I've been wanting to speak to you, Mr. Le Moyne. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. There's a name wanting. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope