Pronunciation: nēd
n.1.A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.
And the city had no need of the sun.
- Rev. xxi. 23.
I have no need to beg.
- Shak.
Be governed by your needs, not by your fancy.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
3.That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business.
4.Situation of need; peril; danger.
v. t.1.To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.
[imp. & p. p. Needed; p. pr. & vb. n. Needing.]
v. i.1.To be wanted; to be necessary.
adv.1.Of necessity. See Needs.
Noun1.need - 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"
Synonyms: demand
2.need - anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
Synonyms: want
3.Needneed - 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"
Synonyms: motivation, motive
4.need - a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
Verb1.need - 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"
2.need - have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
Synonyms: want, require
3.need - have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"
To dream that you are in need, signifies the danger of losing your fortunes through gambling and speculation. To dream that others are in need, denotes that your actions and misfortune will affect others.absence, ardor, arrearage, ask, bare cupboard, bare necessities, bare subsistence, basic, be forced, be hurting for, be in for, be in want, be indicated, be necessary, be obliged, be pinched, be poor, beggarliness, beggary, break, call, call for, cannot do otherwise, cannot help but, charge, clamor for, commitment, committal, concupiscence, constraint, cry for, cry out for, curiosity, dearth, defalcation, defect, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, demand for, deprivation, desideration, desideratum, destitution, devoir, difficulty, discontinuity, distress, drive, drought, duty, eagerness, emergency, empty purse, essential, essentials, exact, exaction, exigency, extremity, famine, fancy, fantasy, fundamental, gap, go on welfare, grinding poverty, gripe, hand-to-mouth existence, hanker, have, have got to, have need to, have occasion for, have to, hiatus, homelessness, hope, horme, hunger, impecuniousness, imperfection, impoverishment, incompleteness, indigence, indispensable, insufficiency, intellectual curiosity, interval, lacuna, libido, long, lust for learning, mendicancy, mind, miss, missing link, moneylessness, must, must item, necessaries, necessary, necessities, necessitousness, need for, need to, needfulness, neediness, needs must, occasion, omission, ought, outage, passion, paucity, pauperism, pauperization, penury, pinch, pine, pleasure, pleasure principle, poorness, prerequire, prerequirement, prerequisite, privation, requisite, requisition, right, run short of, scarcity, sexual desire, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, should, sine qua non, starvation, starve, stress, take doing, the necessary, the needful, thirst, thirst for knowledge, trouble, ullage, urge, use, want doing, wantage, wanting, will, will and pleasure, wish fulfillment, yearn
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