Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024

Search: WANT

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
234Higgins (1923) DONT-WANTDON'T WANTDON'T WANT: Same sign as preceding sign but both hands turned suddenly prone without being drawn to body.44hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=234&refid=higgins1923
233Higgins (1923) WANTDESIREDESIRE: Both supine bent hands before the body as if to receive something and drawn to the body. (Covet) (Want) (Wish) (Object) (End) (Will).44hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=233&refid=higgins1923
154Long (1918) DONT-WANTNOT WANT, DON'T WANTNOT TO WANT, DON'T WANT: Hold hands in similar position (WISH, WANT), but instead of drawing back turn the hands upside down as if dropping out whatever might be in them. IV,77.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=154&refid=long1918
153Long (1918) WANTWISH, WANTWISH, WANT (something desired): Hold the hands straight out but elbows resting against the sides; hold the palms up, fingers slightly bend like the claws of an eagle; bring the elbows back, and hold hands as if drawing something toward you. IV,76.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=153&refid=long1918
502Michaels (1923) SOFT~TEXTURE~pose:smell~gs:DONT-WANTROTROT: 1. Draw the fingers against the thumbs of both hands held before you, relax and draw again, and glide the thumbs along over the inside of the fingers as if crushing something soft. 2. Smell the fingers of one hand. 3. Avert the head and move the hand quickly away. Frown.109hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=502&refid=michaels1923
157Michaels (1923) WANTDESIREDESIRE: 1. Move the tip of the right index finger upward over your heart. 2. Extend both hands outward with palms up. 3. Bend in the fingers a little. 4. Draw the hands toward you two or three times. 48hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=157&refid=michaels1923
448Michaels (1923) WANTPASSIONPASSION: see desire. 99hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=448&refid=michaels1923
627Michaels (1923) WANTWANTWANT: 1. Hold both hands with palms turned up out before you. 2. Draw the hands simultaneously toward you. 3. Bend in the fingers as you draw the hands toward you. 4. Repeat the movement two or three times.132hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=627&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
53Cloud (1913) WANTN/A3P-SELF PASS-DOWN(rf) FANCY PEOPLE, RICH HAVE, LEARN WISE HAVE SOUL STRONG LOVE FEEL~PITY(2h) FOR(rf) PEOPLE, AND WITH EVERY++(linear) HOPE FOR(rf) GLORY SUCCEED IN ANY WORK WANT+, 2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=53
226Dougherty (1913) WANTN/ADOCTOR AWHILE(rf) WAKE-UP, AGAIN WANT cl-i:O(breathe-in) LONG~MOST.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=226
141Fay (1913) WANTN/A1P-IX-PL HERE COLLEGE READ+ IN PAPER HOW NOW++ D-O-M pn:PEDRO IN CITY+++(rc) AND 1P-IX-PL WANT SUMMONS~INVITE(-from-rt) COME VISIT COLLEGE.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=141
157Fay (1913) WANTN/AMANY(arc) THING WORTH MUCH 3P-IX WANT SEE+(rt) IN CITY(rt) pn:WASHINGTON-DC(rt), SO-AS 1P-IX-PL SUMMONS~INVITE(-from-rt) NEGATIVE.11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=157
183Fay (1913) WANTN/A1P-IX-PL WONDERFUL MUCH ONE DAY GET M-E-S-S-A-G-E FROM D-E-P-A-R-T-M-E-N-T O-F S-T-A-T-E SAY(1x) TOMORROW MORNING TIME+~SEVEN D-O-M P-E-D-R-O WANT COME(-from-rt) VISIT COLLEGE DEAF.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=183
715Gallaudet (1910) WANTN/AAND LOVE~FALL(-to-lt) L-O-R-N-A AND WANT(lt) MARRY(lt) L-O-R-N-A(l-hand) BUT L-O-R-N-A(l-hand) REJECT(rep3x,-to-rt) 63hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=715
921Gallaudet (1910) WANTN/AC-A-R-V-E-R D-O-O-N-E WHO LOVE L-O-R-N-A(l-hand) WANT(lc) MARRY(lc) AND ENVY(l-hand) MUCH THAT(1h) J-O-H-N R-I-D-D SHOOT-PISTOL(-to-lt) SHOOT-PISTOL(-to-lt) L-O-R-N-A cl:1(bullet-hit-body) DURING 3P-IX-PL(rf,lt) STAND NEAR(-to-lt) T-H-E A-L-T-A-R79hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=921
496Hotchkiss (1913) WANTN/A1P-IX 3P-POSS(lt) WITH FRIEND DURING LIVE WANT BESIDE WITH IN DIE~BURY50hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=496
170Marshall (1920) WANTN/A1P-IX WANT(rt) GET(-from-rt) WRAPUP(rt) pose:put-in-pocket BRING(-to-lt) LOVE FEMALE J-E-M-I-M-A GIVE(-to-lt).26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=170
20McGregor (1912) WANTN/A3P-POSS(lt) FEMALE, UNDER SERVE~AGENT TROUBLE EAT HUNGRY GO-TO cl-d:55(river-to-lt) FOUNDATION(bridge) YELL(2h-alt) WANT(rf) BREAD++.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=20
31McGregor (1912) WANTN/Abs:-to-lt 3P-POSS(lt) SERVE~AGENT EAT WANT BREAD+.5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=31
54McGregor (1912) WANTN/ANO-NO INTELLIGENT BUT 3P-IX(lt) SAME(exp,int) NOW MANY+ TEACH~AGENT WANT+ HELP(-to-rt) DEAF, 8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=54
66McGregor (1912) WANTN/A3P-IX(lt) DEAF WANT GIVE(rt), gs:OH-WELL! GIVE(rt) SAY++++.10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=66
74McGregor (1912) WANTN/Abs:-to-lt BUT DEAF WANT gs:NOTHING(int) SAY+++.11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=74
77McGregor (1912) WANTN/AWANT BREAD(int) SIGN WANT.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=77
80McGregor (1912) WANTN/AWANT BREAD(int) SIGN WANT.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=80
551McGregor (1913) WANTN/A1P-IX-PL WANT SHOW-3P(up_rt) HONOR LOVE TO FATHER, 1P-IX-PL CAN DO++ KIND(body_arc) TO 1P-POSS-PL MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME GOOD~MOST54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=551
150Veditz (1913) WANTN/ABUT KNOW NOTHING(2h) ABOUT 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-lt) MIND+ AND SPIRIT, FEEL, WANT, NEED++.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=150
406Veditz (1913) WANTN/AAND 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) WANT KEEP++ fs:THE SIGN SAME~THAT(1h,lc) MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOW USE(1h)36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=406