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1. A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want. "And the city had no need of the sun." (Rev. Xxi. 23) "I have no need to beg." (Shak) "Be governed by your needs, not by your fancy." (Jer. Taylor)

2. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution. "Famine is in thy cheeks; Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes." (Shak)

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

4. Situation of need; peril; danger.

Synonyms: Exigency, emergency, strait, extremity, necessity, distress, destitution, poverty, indigence, want, penury.

Need, Necessity. Necessity is stronger than need; it places us under positive compulsion. We are frequently under the necessity of going without that of which we stand very greatly in need. It is also with the corresponding adjectives; necessitous circumstances imply the direct pressure of suffering; needy circumstances, the want of aid or relief.

Origin: OE. Need, neod, nede, AS. Nead, n<su:ymac/d; akin to D. Nood, G. Not, noth, Icel. Nauthr, Sw. & Dan. Nod, Goth. Naups.

(01 Mar 1998)

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