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(noun.) anything that is necessary but lacking; 'he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs'; 'I tried to supply his wants'.

(noun.) 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'.

(verb.) have or feel a need for; 'always needing friends and money'.

Inputed by Angie--From WordNet


(n.) A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.

(n.) Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.

(n.) That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business.

(n.) Situation of need; peril; danger.

(n.) To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.

(v. i.) To be wanted; to be necessary.

(adv.) Of necessity. See Needs.

Typist: Molly

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Necessity, want, exigency, urgency, emergency.[2]. Indigence, poverty, penury, destitution, distress.

v. a. Want, require, lack, be in want of, stand in want of.

Typist: Oliver

Synonyms and Antonyms


Typed by Jolin


n. want of something which one cannot do without: necessity: a state that requires relief: want of the means of living.—v.t. to have occasion for: to want.—ns. Need′-be a necessity; Need′er; Need′fire fire produced by friction to which a certain virtue is superstitiously attached: a beacon generally.—adj. Need′ful full of need: having need: needy: necessary: requisite.—adv. Need′fully.—n. Need′fulness.—adv. Need′ily.—n. Need′iness.—adj. Need′less (Shak.) having no need: not needed: unnecessary.—adv. Need′lessly.—n. Need′lessness.—adv. Need′ly (Shak.) necessarily.—n. Need′ment something needed.—adv. Needs of necessity: indispensably—often used with must as 'needs must.'—adj. Need′y very poor: requisite.—n. Need′yhood.—The needful (slang) ready money.

Editor: Meredith

Unserious Contents or Definition

To dream that you are in need, denotes that you will speculate unwisely and distressing news of absent friends will oppress you. To see others in need, foretells that unfortunate affairs will affect yourself with others.

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Editor: Tamara


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