Need vs. Needs
Need and Needs Definitions
A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved
Crops in need of water.
A child's need for affection.
Of necessity; necessarily
We must needs go.
Something required or wanted; a requisite
"Those of us who led the charge for these women's issues ... shared a common vision in the needs of women" (Olympia Snowe).
(archaic) Either directly or indirectly preceded or followed by an auxiliary verb, often must: of necessity or need; necessarily, indispensably.
There is no need for you to go.
Plural of need
A condition of poverty or misfortune
The family is in dire need.
Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; - often with must, and equivalent to of need.
A man must needs love mauger his head.
And he must needs go through Samaria.
He would needs know the cause of his repulse.
To be under the necessity of or the obligation to
They need not come. You needn't be concerned.
In such a manner as could not be otherwise;
It is necessarily so
We must needs by objective
To have need of; require
The family needs money. We need to get some more paint.
To have an obligation (to do something)
You need to clean up your room.
To be subject (to an action) by obligation
Bags need to be stowed underneath the seat in front of you.
To want to be subject to
We don't need another lecture on the subject.
To be in need or want.
To be necessary.
A requirement for something; something needed.
There's no need to speculate; we can easily find out for sure.
She grew irritated with his constant need for attention.
Our needs are not being met.
I've always tried to have few needs beyond food, clothing and shelter.
Lack of means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
(transitive) To have an absolute requirement for.
Living things need water to survive.
(transitive) To want strongly; to feel that one must have something.
After ten days of hiking, I needed a shower and a shave.
(modal verb) To be obliged or required (to do something).
You need not go if you don't want to.
(intransitive) To be required; to be necessary.
To be necessary (to someone).
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.
Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
Famine is in thy cheeks;Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes.
That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business.
Situation of need; peril; danger.
To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.
Other creatures all day longRove idle, unemployed, and less need rest.
To be wanted; to be necessary.
When we have done it, we have done all that is in our power, and all that needs.
Of necessity. See Needs.
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
Anything that is necessary but lacking;
He had sufficient means to meet his simple needs
I tried to supply his wants
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
A state of extreme poverty or destitution;
Their indigence appalled him
A general state of need exists among the homeless
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 postulates a patient's consent
Have need of;
This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner
Have or feel a need for;
Always needing friends and money