Need

Noun

  • (countable and uncountable) A requirement for something.

    "She grew irritated with his constant need for attention."

  • Lack of means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
  • (countable and uncountable) A requirement for something.

    "There's no need to speculate; we can easily find out for sure."

  • Something required.

    "I've always tried to have few needs beyond food, clothing and shelter."

  • (countable and uncountable) A requirement for something.

    "Our needs are not being met."

Verb

  • (transitive) To want strongly; to feel that one must have something.

    "After ten days of hiking, I needed a shower and a shave."

  • (transitive) To have an absolute requirement for.

    "Living things need water to survive."

  • (intransitive) To be required; to be necessary.
  • (obsolete, transitive) To be necessary (to someone).
  • (modal verb) To be obliged or required (to do something).

    "You need not go if you don't want to."

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