Definitions of necessary

  1. anything indispensable; " food and shelter are necessities of life"; " the essentials of the good life"; " allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; " a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
  2. absolutely essential
  3. unavoidably determined by prior circumstances; " the necessary consequences of one's actions"
  4. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
  5. Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential.
  6. A privy; a water- closet.
  7. Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.
  8. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; - opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.
  9. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.
  10. That can not be otherwise; not to be done without; essential; indispensable; as, food is necessary to life; not to be avoided.
  11. A thing which can not be done without.
  12. Necessarily.
  13. Needful: unavoidable: indispensable: not free.
  14. A requisite- used chiefly in pl.
  15. Indispensable; unavoidable.
  16. Something indispensable.
  17. Being such that it must exist, occur, or be true; essential; unavoidable.
  18. Something necessary; an essential requisite.
  19. That must be or cannot be otherwise; indispensable; essential; inevitable; acting from necessity.
  20. Something necessary; a domestic convenience.
  21. That cannot be otherwise; inevitable; essential; acting from necessity or compulsion; decisive by logical consequences.
  22. Something indispensable; an essential.

Usage examples for necessary

  1. But, first of all, could you find Blake if it were necessary – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  2. " I don't know that it is necessary to read any good books but the good book," I said. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  3. It may not be necessary – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  4. But as no other place could be found, it was necessary to make the best of it. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  5. Who was the one that made it necessary – The Living Link by James De Mille
  6. I do not think you understand that I am no longer a little girl, and that things necessary for a woman are necessary for me. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  7. It was no longer necessary to make the best of things. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  8. Is it absolutely necessary Ellis? – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  9. It is only necessary to compare their position in school with their age. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  10. The spring almost came again, before he was strong, and it was then necessary to take a change. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  11. " It is not necessary to follow me," she said. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  12. Will you give the necessary orders? – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  13. When he thought it necessary to give medicine, he gave it in earnest. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  14. And yet this is necessary – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  15. But I trust that the sacrifice will not be necessary – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  16. In order to love human things, it is necessary to know them. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  17. Many instances, were it necessary might be brought to this purpose. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant
  18. Have you found the necessary man? – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  19. " If it is necessary said Ormsgill, " I must make it." – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss