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Definitions of need

  1. require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. be obliged, required, or forced to; "She has to get her driver's license" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be logically necessary Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be in want of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Situation of need; peril; danger. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To be wanted; to be necessary. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Of necessity. See Needs. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Lack of anything desired or useful; necessity; urgent want; poverty; distress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To be in want of; to require. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Necessity: a state that requires relief: want. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To have occasion for: to want. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. NEEDER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Necessity; want; destitution. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To be compelled, or under necessity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To want; require. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To be in want of; require. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To be necessary or required. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Want or lack; indigence; destitution; necessity; a situation of want or peril. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Want; necessity; state that requires relief; urgent want; want of the means of subsistence; indigence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To want; to lack. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To be wanted or necessary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Want; occasion for something; necessity; pressing difficulty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. To want; to require; to have necessity for; in the third pers. sing. pres., need is employed as an auxiliary, and drops the usual terminating s, as he need not come. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. n[=e]d, n. want of something which one cannot do without: necessity: a state that requires relief: want of the means of living.--v.t. to have occasion for: to want.--ns. NEED'-BE, a necessity; NEED'ER; NEED'FIRE, fire produced by friction, to which a certain virtue is superstitiously attached: a beacon generally.--adj. NEED'FUL, full of need: having need: needy: necessary: requisite.--adv. NEED'FULLY.--n. NEED'FULNESS.--adv. NEED'ILY.--n. NEED'INESS.--adj. NEED'LESS (Shak.), having no need: not needed: unnecessary.--adv. NEED'LESSLY.--n. NEED'LESSNESS.--adv. NEED'LY (Shak.), necessarily.--n. NEED'MENT, something needed.--adv. NEEDS, of necessity: indispensably--often used with must, as 'needs must.'--adj. NEED'Y, very poor: requisite.--n. NEED'YHOOD.--THE NEEDFUL (slang), ready money. [A.S. néd, niéd, nýd; Dut. nood, Ger. noth.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. Circumstances requiring some course (if n. be or were, there is no &c. n., to do or abs.; have n., require to; had n., ought to, as had n. remember); imperative demand for presence or possession of (the n. of further securities; have n. of, require, want); emergency, crisis, time of difficulty, (a friend in n. is a friend indeed; good at n.; failed him in his n.); destitution, lack of necessaries, poverty, whence needy a., neediness n.; thing wanted, respect in which want is felt, requirement, (my nn. are few); (pl.) offices of nature (do one\'s nn.); needfire, fire got from dry wood by friction. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. (3 sing. pres. needs, & need as specified below). Be necessary (archaic; it needs not, it is needless; there needs, so-&-so is required; more than needs, than is necessary; what need or needs?, why should one?); stand in n. of, require, (intr.) be needy; be under necessity or obligation to (do &c.) or to do (3 sing. need, & to omitted, in neg. & interrog. forms; he n. not trouble himself; it needs to be done with care; why n. he have come tonight?; n. not have done &c., usu. form =did not n. to do &c.; often ellipt., as don\'t be longer away than you n.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Want; necessity; lack; state requiring supply or relief;- urgent want; pressing necessity; exigency;- poverty; indigence. Cabinet Dictionary

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