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Definition of Need

  • A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.
  • Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
  • To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.
  • To be wanted; to be necessary.
  • 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
  • anything that is necessary but lacking
  • a condition requiring relief
  • a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • have need of
  • have or feel a need for
  • require as useful, just, or proper

How to use need in a sentence. Need pronunciation.

Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
That crime should be followed by secrecy and further crime, if need be, seems natural to the Oriental mind.
Take now my promise to pay what I owe in the hour Fate wills-or in the hour of your need.
Yet one must learn to see deeper, to find motive, not in acts that shake the faith, but in character which needs no explanation, which-" He paused, disturbed.
He had need to be concerned.
We need your donations more than ever!
Its office hours are from two in the afternoon till two the next morning; and anybody venturing abroad during those twelve hours needs to allow for the wind or he will bring up a mile or two to leeward of the point he is aiming at.
They thought the officials should have been chosen from among themselves from among prominent citizens who had earned a right to such promotion, and who would be in sympathy with the populace and likewise thoroughly acquainted with the needs of the Territory.
I was brought up to't when I was young: and spent my young days in Love my self; but being disabled by Age and Weakness, I had that Affection for the Trade, that I entertain'd others to carry it on; bringing 'em up to my hand with much care; and therefore surely I must needs have more experience in it than another: and if you won't acknowledge me to be the chief, and Mistress of you all, I'll make you.
Your own Interest speaks for me, and therefore I need say the less.
For my Part I am resolv'd to mourn in Sack; for now I need not fear her Spies that us'd to be still harkening at the Door; that I cou'd hardly let a Fart, but it was carryed to her straight by one or other.
He had no need to Visit her again, for she had done his Business already, having so pepper'd him with the Pox, that in a little time he was neither able to go nor stand.
For what need she to have desir'd you to bring Picklocks to open the Cabinet withal, when as the Key of it was in her keeping?
But now you talk of that, I'll tell you a good Jest was put last Week upon a Friend of mine, a _Linnen-Draper_, who 'tho he'd so much Holland of his own, wou'd needs be taking up of other Folk's.
But the old Cuss thinking to pacifie her Anger by convincing her it wan't so late, wou'd needs go look upon his Watch; but quickly finding that altho' the Nest was there, the Bird was flown, put up the Case again, with only saying, _Good lack a day!
After which one of 'em came pretty close up to me, and would needs have been feeling where I was'nt willing to let him, whereupon I told him he was very uncivil to invite one that was a Stranger to a Tavern; and then to offer any such thing to her.
For having been abroad about some business, and coming home i'th' evening, a young Spark, exceeding Beauish, (with a New Modish Suit of Cloaths on) that had been drinking hard all Day, would need be picking of me up, when I did'nt at all intend it.
In such hours he must need remember his friend, his benefactor, and superior officer, the Tribune Servianus, whose fair young wife he had tempted with a thousand arts to forsake her husband and child, and fly with him into the wide world; and at this moment a bewildering illusion made him fancy that he was the Tribune Servianus, and yet at the same time himself.
There, where angels soar, man will need no wretched ram's fell, and this time certainly selfishness has been far from me, for I really and truly suffer for another-I am freezing for Hermas, and to spare the old man pain.
I am Paulus, Hermas' best friend, and I would willingly serve you in your sore need.

Examples of Need

Example #1
So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
Example #2
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #3
Mizraim had seen removal follow upon removal, and the dark Nile flowed on gloomily, silently, faithful to the helpless ones tossed into its bosom.
Example #4
It did not astonish Mizraim that Nahoum had kept all this secret.
Example #5
You can trust him who brings this to you; he is a distant cousin of my own.
Example #6
I fly from the storm with a broken wing.