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necessary at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


necessary at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: necessarius, from necesse 'necessary', from ne- 'not' + cedere 'to give up']//
1 something that is necessary is what you need to have or need to do: essential// --The booklet provides all the necessary information about the college.// --No further changes were considered necessary.// absolutely/really necessary // --The police are advising motorists to travel only if their journey is absolutely necessary.// it is necessary (for sb) to do sth// --It's not necessary to wear a tie.// --The doctor says it may be necessary for me to have an operation.// make it necessary (for sb) to do sth // --Falling profits made it necessary to restructure the business.// necessary for (doing) sth// --A good diet is necessary for maintaining a healthy body.// if/when/where necessary// --I'll stay up all night, if necessary, to get it finished.//
2 necessary connection/consequence etc: a connection, result etc that must exist and cannot be avoided// --The closure of the factory was a necessary consequence of increased competition from abroad.//
3 a necessary evil: something bad or unpleasant that you have to accept in order to achieve what you want// --Mr Hurst regarded work as a necessary evil.//
necessary 2 n
1 necessaries [plural] things such as food or basic clothes that you need in order to live:
2 do the necessary: BrE spoken to do what is necessary// --Leave it to me - I'll do the necessary.//

necessary at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "necessary":
absolute, apodictic, backhouse, binding, bound, called for,
cardinal, certain, choiceless, clear, clear and distinct,
clear as day, closet, compelling, compulsory, conclusive,
constraining, crapper, de rigueur, decisive, definite, determinate,
dictated, essential, exigent, fated, fateful, fundamental,
imperative, imperious, important, importunate, indefeasible,
indicated, indispensable, ineluctable, ineludible, inerrable,
inerrant, inescapable, inevasible, inevitable, inexorable,
infallible, inflexible, involuntary, irreducible, irreductible,
irreplaceable, irresistible, irrevocable, jakes, mandatory,
momentous, must, necessitous, needed, needful, obligatory, office,
outhouse, peremptory, perfectly sure, positive, predestined,
predetermined, prerequisite, relentless, required, requisite,
resistless, significant, sure, sure as death, sure as fate,
sure-enough, true, unambiguous, unavoidable, uncontrollable,
undeflectable, unequivocal, unerring, unevadable, unforgoable,
univocal, unmistakable, unpreventable, unstoppable, unyielding,
urgent, vital, wanted, without choice

necessary at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Necessity): necessary, requisite, fated, destined, compulsory, uncontrollable, inevitable, ineluctable, unavoidable, irresistible, irrevocable, inexorable, involuntary, instinctive, automatic, blind, mechanical, unconscious, unwitting, unthinking, unintentional, impulsive.

[V] (Requirement): require, need, want, necessitate, demand, stand in need of, lack, desire, be necessary indispensable, prerequisite, urgent, exigent, pressing, in want of, lacking.

necessary at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 ~ (for sb/sth) (to do sth) that is needed for a purpose or a reason
It may be necessary to buy a new one. * It doesn't seem necessary for us to meet. * Only use your car when absolutely necessary. * If necessary, you can contact me at home. * I'll make the necessary arrangements. * Changes can easily be made where necessary. * She has the qualities necessary to be a successful teacher.
2 [only before noun] (written) that must exist or happen and cannot be avoided:
This is a necessary consequence of progress.
a necessary evil a thing that is bad or that you do not like but which you must accept for a particular reason:
The loss of jobs is regarded as a necessary evil in the fight against inflation.

Necessary at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Necessary \Nec"es*sa*ry\, n.; pl. {Necessaries}.
1. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some
purpose; something that one can not do without; a
requisite; an essential; -- used chiefly in the plural;
as, the necessaries of life.

2. A privy; a water-closet.

3. pl. (Law) Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics,
and married women, as are requisite for support suitable
to station.

Necessary \Nec"es*sa*ry\, a. [L. necessarius, from necesse
unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F.
1. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be
avoided; inevitable.

Death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

2. Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with,
without preventing the attainment of a desired result;
indispensable; requiste; essential. ``'T is necessary he
should die.'' --Shak.

A certain kind of temper is necessary to the
pleasure and quiet of our minds. --Tillotson.

3. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; --
opposed to {free}; as, whether man is a necessary or a
free agent is a question much discussed.

necessary at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: absolutely essential [ant: {unnecessary}]
2: unavoidably determined by prior circumstances; "the
necessary consequences of one's actions"
n : anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of
life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers
to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a
place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can
be obtained" [syn: {necessity}, {essential}, {requirement},
{requisite}] [ant: {inessential}]

necessary at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » necessarye|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » necessaire|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » necessarius|necessārius|unavoidable, inevitable, indispensable, requisite|lang=la, from Inter: term » necesse||unavoidable, inevitable, indispensable|lang=la, neuter adjective with Inter: term » esse|lang=la and Inter: term » habeo|habeō|I have|lang=la, probably originating from Inter: term » ne cessum|lang=la or Inter: term » non cessum|lang=la, from Inter: term » ne||not|lang=la + Inter: term » cessus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » cedo|cēdō|I yield|lang=la; see cede.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈnɛsəˌsɛɹi/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-necessary.ogg|Audio (US)

  • Inter: nonstandar » d Inter: IPA » /ˈnɛsəɹi/


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • needed, required


    * See also Category: Wikisaurus:requisite -


    * unnecessary

    Derived terms

    * necessarily
    • necessary condition

      Related terms

      * necessariness
    • necessitate
    • necessitation
    • necessitousness
    • necessitude
    • necessity


      Inter: trans-top » needed, required
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|ضروري|tr=Daruuriy|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|لازم|tr=laazim
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|անհրաժեշտ|tr=anhražest
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|必要|tr=bìyào de|alt=必要的|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|nutný|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|nødvendig
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|nodig, Inter: t+ » nl|noodzakelijk
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|necesa
    • Finnish: välttämätön, tähdellinen, tärkeä, tarvittava
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|nécessaire
    • Georgian: Inter: t+ » ka|საჭირო|tr=sačiro|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|nötig, Inter: t+ » de|notwendig
    • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|nesesè
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|ज़रूरी|tr=zarūrī|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szükséges, szükségszerű, nélkülözhetetlen, elengedhetetlen
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|nauðsynlegur|m
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|necesa
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|necesse, Inter: t- » ia|necessari
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|necessario
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|必要|tr=ひつよう, hitsuyō|sc=Jpan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|nécessaithe
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|필요|tr=piryo-han|alt=필요한|sc=Kore
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|پێویست|sc=ku-Arab
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|vajadzīgs
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|неопходен|tr=neóphoden|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|потребен|tr=pótreben|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|нужен|tr=núžen|sc=Cyrl
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|nødvendig
  • Novial: nesesari
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|لازم|tr=lâzem|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|ضروری|tr=zaruri|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|potrzebny
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|necessário
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|necesar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|необходимый|tr=neobxodímyj, Inter: t+ » ru|нужный|tr=núžnyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|deatamach, Inter: t- » gd|riatanach
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|necesario
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nödvändig
  • Telugu: అవసరమైన (avasaramaina), Inter: t- » te|కావాల్సిన|tr=kaavaalsina
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|gerekli, Inter: t+ » tr|elzem
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|ضروری|tr=zarūrī
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|zesüdik

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3


    Inter: en-noun » necessari|es
  • Inter: archaic » British bathroom, toilet, loo

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


      * Inter: rank » sight|electronic|sea|457|necessary|idea|reached|appeared

    Category: Category:1000 English basic words -
    Category: ang:necessary -
    Translation: ar » necessary
    Translation: cs » necessary
    Translation: de » necessary
    Translation: et » necessary
    Translation: el » necessary
    Translation: es » necessary
    Translation: fa » necessary
    Translation: fr » necessary
    Translation: ko » necessary
    Translation: io » necessary
    Translation: it » necessary
    Translation: kn » necessary
    Translation: kk » necessary
    Translation: ku » necessary
    Translation: li » necessary
    Translation: hu » necessary
    Translation: mg » necessary
    Translation: ml » necessary
    Translation: my » necessary
    Translation: nl » necessary
    Translation: ja » necessary
    Translation: no » necessary
    Translation: pl » necessary
    Translation: ru » necessary
    Category: simple:necessary -
    Translation: fi » necessary
    Translation: sv » necessary
    Translation: tl » necessary
    Translation: ta » necessary
    Translation: te » necessary
    Translation: th » necessary
    Translation: tr » necessary
    Translation: vi » necessary
    Translation: zh » necessary