need

Definitions

  • let Yer Nails Grow; Ye'll Need 'em' 097
    let Yer Nails Grow; Ye'll Need 'em' 097
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v need have need of "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
    • v need have or feel a need for "always needing friends and money"
    • v need 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 postulate a patient's consent"
    • n need 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"
    • n need anything that is necessary but lacking "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs","I tried to supply his wants"
    • n need 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"
    • n need a state of extreme poverty or destitution "their indigence appalled him","a general state of need exists among the homeless"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Jamestown cooper was a busy craftsman. Many barrels, hogsheads, and casks were needed in the colony, and large quantities of barrel staves were made for shipping to England. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) The Jamestown cooper was a busy craftsman. Many barrels, hogsheads, and casks were needed in the colony, and large...
You need not cry over spilt milk You need not cry over spilt milk
BOTH IN NEED BOTH IN NEED
IN WAR-TIME A GROCER NEEDS A 'EART AS COLD AS AN 'INDENBURG IN WAR-TIME A GROCER NEEDS A 'EART AS COLD AS AN 'INDENBURG
Articles Needed for Baby's Feeding Articles Needed for Baby's Feeding
MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed
    • Need A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want. "And the city had no need of the sun.""I have no need to beg.""Be governed by your needs , not by your fancy."
    • adv Need Of necessity. See Needs.
    • Need Situation of need; peril; danger.
    • Need That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business.
    • v. t Need nēd To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.☞ With another verb, need is used like an auxiliary, generally in a negative sentence expressing requirement or obligation, and in this use it undergoes no change of termination in the third person singular of the present tense. “And the lender need not fear he shall be injured.” "Other creatures all day long
      Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest."
    • v. i Need To be wanted; to be necessary. "When we have done it, we have done all that is in our power, and all that needs ."
    • Need Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution. "Famine is in thy cheeks; Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average, 350 squirts are needed from milking a cow to make a gallon of milk
    • n need The lack of something that is necessary or important; urgent want; necessity.
    • n need Specifically, want of the means of subsistence; destitution; poverty; indigence; distress; privation.
    • n need Time of want; exigency; emergency: as, “a friend in need is a friend indeed.”
    • n need That which is needful; something necessary to be done.
    • n need A perilous extremity.
    • n need Synonyms Necessity, Need (see necessity and exigency) emergency, strait, extremity, distress.
    • n need Want, Indigence, etc. See poverty.
    • need To have necessity or need for; want; lack; require.
    • need Synonyms Ward, etc. See lack.
    • need To be wanted; be necessary: used impersonally.
    • need Needs; necessarily.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed
    • n Need nēd want of something which one cannot do without: necessity: a state that requires relief: want of the means of living
    • v.t Need to have occasion for: to want
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Quotations

  • Dorothy Serrity
    Dorothy Serrity
    “We need to change so we can remain the same.”
  • Dag Hammarskjold
    Dag%20Hammarskjold
    “Friendship needs no words...”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “Your neighbor is the man who needs you.”
  • Mae West
    Mae%20West
    “When you get the personality, you don't need the nudity.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    Henri%20Frederic%20Amiel
    “Order is a great person's need and their true well being.”
  • Edward Langley
    Edward Langley
    “What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.”

Idioms

Do the needful - (India) If you do the needful, you do what is necessary.
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Hour of need - A time when someone really needs something, almost a last chance, is their hour of need.
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Need no introduction - Someone who is very famous and known to everyone needs no introduction.
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With friends like that, who needs enemies? - This expression is used when people behave badly or treat someone badly that they are supposed to be friends with.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. need, neod, nede, AS. neád, nȳd,; akin to D. nood, G. not, noth, Icel. nauðr, Sw. & Dan. nöd, Goth. nauþs,

Usage

In literature:

Then he would need her help.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
His presence in Columbus at this particular time was due to the fact that his political fences needed careful repairing.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Your mother will need you, Carrie, and I'll need my partner.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Direct, definite, determined prayer is what we need.
"The Ministry of Intercession" by Andrew Murray
Esther did not need to assume a pathos for the moment's needs.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
All that is needed is the out-of-doors, a group of boys, and a competent leader.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
What else does the teacher need?
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
But there was no need for caution.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
If we need a fightin' editor we'll sure need a fightin' staff.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
He'll need to hop some when we get busy.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
There's no need to go to it yet, not until you need money.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
A big heap; and I tell you, if that was my place, I'd never need to get outside her fences to find all I needed.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
In return the planters and the southern merchants through whom they did business were clamorous for such goods as they needed.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
She needed him for Jacqueline as she would never need him for herself.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
It had to be so, since both love and light are secondary blessings to the tired creature whose first need is rest.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
It was because we needed it, and God had already given us all that we needed.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
And there's no need to hurry.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
The news of Kleist's death affected Lessing severely, and so broke down his energies that he felt the imperative need of a change of scene.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
From the moment it came on the stage, all wise men knew that its need above every other need was education.
"The Library and Society" by Various
If there is no such life, none the less we need it, and so need salvation.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
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In poetry:

Who "took" him, though, I never can
Nor need I ever say;
But when the Lord doth take a man,
'Tis seldom done that way.
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
If selfishly Thy love I seek,
I seek Thy love in vain.
Place at Thy side need none bespeak
Who shrink back from Thy pain.
"The Seeker" by Lucy Larcom
Thy Spirit does not offer life,
But raises from the dead;
And neither asks the sinner's leave,
Nor needs the sinner's aid.
"Hymn of Sovereign Grace" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Bade him he should never on it looke
Till he was in extreame neede,
"And by my faith," said the heire of Lynne,
"Then now I had never more neede."
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
Yes, you'll need it again, though He's dead, sirs.
It is only the fashions that fly.
So here are the thorns for His head, sirs.
They'll keep till you need 'em. Who'll buy?
"Fashions" by Alfred Noyes
Now she need dread no more to grow
Too old for him, she need not know
The bitterness when he who was
All hers turns to some younger face,
And she his mother stands aside,
Bidding her heart be satisfied.
"Comfort" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

And, yes, the Cubs badly need additions as they start a six-day road trip Tuesday needing four victories to avoid losing 100 games.
"They ( Sun Belt ) need us more than we need them, and we don't need to go that route," cracked Bradshaw.
With regards to the Surveyor 's Office businesses need a clear understanding of drainage permitting and the Surveyor 's Office needs to work with new and existing businesses in order to solve drainage and drainage permitting issues.
But Tajik officials are hoping that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make concessions toward their country's energy needs and provide backing that Tajik President Emomali Rahmon needs to maintain public support.
They need to grow in perfectly drained soil and should never need to be watered more than twice a month.
They don't need much, but they need you.
We need more hands-on tech education for American children, but we also need to keep attracting the best talent from abroad.
Hospitals are getting smart about hiring the clinical help they need and most of all, they're getting more data and using that data to more effectively schedule when they need that talent.
The Best Way for School Administrators to Keep in Touch with Parents and Provide Them All the Information They Need, When They Need It.
But this poor guy either needed more training before he tried this stunt or needs to stop wrestling.
Lee County Triage Center (LCT) needs you to contact your legislators to request their help and influence in the Florida State Legislature to get funds restored to this much needed health service.
Re "City yard waste pickup needs to be overhauled" (Editorials, Sept 20): Measure T, if it passes, will not meet the green waste needs of city residents.
A few letters are just beyond reason: "Kula is well-protected from natural disasters" (Nov. 7), "Process of predicting tsunamis needs improving" (Nov. 8) and "No need for tsunami warning sirens Upcountry" (Nov.
I have several chairs and sofas that need the arms cleaned and also a few cushions that need cleaning.
Once you know what it needs, you need to ask whether you can afford to fix these things.
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In science:

If N is of order 1, we instead need that ˜r ≫ N 1/3 lm since we need that ˜r ≫ L.
Open Branes in Space-Time Non-Commutative Little String Theory
We need more regularity than the function sin(fn (k)) possesses, and so we will need to break it up in two terms.
Sparse Potentials With Fractional Hausdorff Dimension
They demonstrate the following: • Even on a UHF algebra, an action with the tracial Rokhlin property need not have the strict Rokhlin property, and in fact the crossed product by such an action need not be AF.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
Qn need not be deterministic and Mn need not be a.s. positive).
Limit theorems for one-dimensional transient random walks in Markov environments
Since we do not need to control exponential length in this case, section 7 is not needed.
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
Essentially, if in the main lemma of the previous theorem we defined a variable Y µ where the parameter µ was used to “return to sync” the series if ever the congruence is no longer 0, here we would need variables Y µ,τ where τ is some additional parameter needed to “return to sync” in the L domain.
Random walks with $k$-wise independent increments
Finally, this presentation summarizes the need for nextgeneration remote-sensing observations that can supply the tight constraints needed to unambiguously characterize the dominant physics.
Coronal Heating versus Solar Wind Acceleration
When working with sets Dc that need not be bounded, we need to impose a more direct assumption (2.14) on the contribution of ∂Dc to the Riemann sum.
Maxima of asymptotically Gaussian random fields and moderate deviation approximations to boundary crossing probabilities of sums of random variables with multidimensional indices
The reason we need to do this is because we need to consider the inner automorphisms by the commutator subgroup, for a careful treatment, see .
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
To have a first common straight crossing in the H0 -case we need three crossings to be straight while in the H1 -case we need four.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
For overlap one needs only the first order term because we need v → 0.
Directed polymers and Randomness
The proof of 5.7 needs only tiny modification, but the last paragraph (about θ) needs some attention.
Brownian local minima, random dense countable sets and random equivalence classes
For example, for odd-dimensional unitary groups we never need 20 coset representatives: we only need at most 4 or 5 for any pair α, β of roots (cf.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
In order to study the stability we need a criterion to make a finite disk, i.e. we need a cutoff in the radial coordinate.
Stability of general relativistic static thick disks: the isotropic Schwarzschild thick disk
In the present paper we derive an upper bound for the minimal number of unitary operators needed in Eq. (1), thus providing also a bound to the amount H (pi ) of classical information needed to be extracted from the environment in order to invert the random-unitary evolution.
On the minimum number of unitaries needed to describe a random-unitary channel
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