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"
  2. a state of extreme poverty or destitution; " their indigence appalled him"; " a general state of need exists among the homeless"
  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"
  4. be obliged, required, or forced to; " She has to get her driver's license"
  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"
  6. be logically necessary
  7. anything that is necessary but lacking; " he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; " I tried to supply his wants"
  8. have need of; " This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  9. have or feel a need for; " always needing friends and money"
  10. be in want of
  11. A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.
  12. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
  13. That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; ( pl.) necessary things; business.
  14. Situation of need; peril; danger.
  15. To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.
  16. To be wanted; to be necessary.
  17. Of necessity. See Needs.
  18. Lack of anything desired or useful; necessity; urgent want; poverty; distress.
  19. To be in want of; to require.
  20. Necessity: a state that requires relief: want.
  21. To have occasion for: to want.
  22. NEEDER.
  23. Necessity; want; destitution.
  24. To be compelled, or under necessity.
  25. To want; require.
  26. To be in want of; require.
  27. To be necessary or required.
  28. Want or lack; indigence; destitution; necessity; a situation of want or peril.
  29. Want; necessity; state that requires relief; urgent want; want of the means of subsistence; indigence.
  30. To want; to lack.
  31. To be wanted or necessary.
  32. Want; occasion for something; necessity; pressing difficulty.
  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.

Quotes of need

  1. Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion. – Theodor Adorno
  2. Sooner or later, I need to begin to do what any candidate does in a presidential race; I need to begin to win. – Lamar Alexander
  3. We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital... with God's creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully. – Bruce Babbitt
  4. I am opposed to any individual taxes until we eliminate all of the unconstitutional agencies, and I suspect we wouldn't need a tax after that. – Michael Badnarik
  5. We need to have a culture that says 'the less energy you can use to be comfortable, the better off you are and the better you should feel about yourself'. – Roscoe Bartlett
  6. It's hard to get a film, you know, you need a very special film to be able to get that experimental. But, I would love to see that happen. I would love the opportunity to be more experimental than I am. – Danny Elfman
  7. I am responsible for me. I can kind of take care of what I need to do and should do what I like to do. – Vince Gill
  8. Another goal is to look to the resources we have and to see how we could do better to plan, in a sense, for the faculty and infrastructure that we will need to study Asia well into the 21st century. – William Kirby
  9. Its not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas. – Edwin Land
  10. I'm in that comfortable niche where I'm not that famous and sometimes people do need to put a barrier between them and their followers. When you're real famous you need to do that but I'm not that famous so I don't need that kind of barrier. – Tony Levin
  11. Well, on the one hand the Turks have the legitimate need to defend their national dignity- and this includes being recognized as a part of the west and Europe. – Orhan Pamuk
  12. I think we've all been kind of... everyone's been hurt, everyone's felt loss, everyone has exultation, everyone has a need to be loved, or to have lost love, so when you play a character, you're pulling out those little threads and turning them up a bit. – Mark Ruffalo
  13. We are a studying nation. Scholarship from science is important to the whole world and those people need to be able to be safe and secure in what they do. – Malcolm Wallop
  14. Babies don't need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach... it pisses me off! I'll go over to a little baby and say 'What are you doing here? You haven't worked a day in your life!' – Steven Wright
  15. Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?... I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't. – Elizabeth Wurtzel

Usage examples for need

  1. Let's give them the chance they need – State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter
  2. " You need not tell me about it, Terence. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  3. Do you think I need help? – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  4. " I think," he said, " there's nothing that need keep us here." – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  5. Then you do not think I need let her have them? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  6. I don't mean I need to. – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  7. " You don't need to. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  8. " I didn't need to. – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  9. " You need not be. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  10. I need to go back. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  11. Take as much time as you need – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  12. No need to ask that. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. We need you out here." – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  14. " No, there is no need – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  15. Oh, you need not look at me that way! – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  16. No; I need not go. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  17. That is what you need – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  18. Need I say that I don't see very much of them? – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  19. You need not go through it all again. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  20. I need them at once. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford

Rhymes for need