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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"
  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.
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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

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