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need Explained

need at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

1 [T not in progressive] to have to have something or someone, because you cannot do something without them, or because you cannot continue or cannot exist without them: require// --You don't really need a car.// --Plants need light in order to survive.// --The camcorder needs a new battery.// --Are you sure that you have everything you need ?// need sth for sth// --I need glasses for reading.// need sb to do sth// --I need you to help me with the cooking.// need sth desperately/badly/urgently // --More blood donors are urgently needed.// much needed/badly needed // --a much needed boost to the local economy//
2 [T not in progressive] to feel that you want something very much: --I need a drink.// --If you need anything, just say.// need to do sth// --She said she needed to go out for a walk.//
3 need to do sth: used when saying that someone should do something or has to do something// --He needs to see a doctor straightaway.// --I need to catch up on my office work.// --You need to let me know by Monday if you want to take part.//
4 [modal] BrE used in negative sentences when saying that something is not necessary or not always true: have to// need not/needn't// --You needn't stay long.// --Going to the dentist need not necessarily be a painful experience.// need not have done sth/need not do sth// --You needn't have spent all that money.// --I needn't have worried.// need I/we etc do sth// BrE old-fashioned // --Need we leave so soon?// sb need never do sth// --Jim need never find out what I said.//
5 [T] used when saying that something should have something done to it, or has to have something done to it : sth needs doing// --The house needed painting.// --Does this shirt need ironing?// sth needs to be checked/cleaned/done etc// --The engine will need to be completely checked.// --The pie doesn't need to be refrigerated.// need a (good) wash/clean/cut etc (=ought to be washed, cleaned etc) // --His hair needs a wash.//
6 [T] if a job needs a quality or skill, you must have that quality or skill in order to do it well : --The job needs a lot of patience.// --Being a teacher needs a high level of motivation.//
7 I need hardly say/tell/remind etc : BrE used when you think people should already know what you are going to say// --I need hardly remind you that this information is confidential.//
8 you need only do sth/all you need do is ...: BrE used when saying that you only have to do something in order to do something else // --We need only look at the building to see how much money it will take to repair.// --All we need do is threaten them.//
9 need I ask/need I say more/ need I go on etc?: BrE used to say that it is not necessary to say more or ask about something, because the rest is clear// --She's lazy, slow, and stubborn. Need I say more?//
10 that's all I need/that's just what I didn't need: spoken used when saying that you did not want something to happen, especially when it seems annoying// --'There's a customer for you on the phone.' 'That's all I need!'//
11 need sth like a hole in the head: informal used when saying that you definitely do not need something //
12 who needs it/them?: spoken // a) used to say you are not interested in something// --Make-up, who needs it?// b) used to say that someone or something is actually very important to you// --Kids? Who needs them!// ----------// GRAMMAR // Verb patterns // You can say that you need to do something : I need to clean (NOT I need clean) the house. // If someone else is going to do something for you, you can say that you need something done or need something doing : I need my car fixed urgently. | You need your head examining! // When you are talking about the object that is going to have something done to it, you can say that it needs something doing or needs something to be done : My hair needs cutting. | That box needs to be moved (NOT needs moved). // Negatives // You can say that you don't need to do something or needn't do something : I don't need to leave (NOT don't need leave) until 10.| You needn't apologize (NOT needn't to apologize). // !! need not means that it is not necessary to do something. Do not use it to mean must not (=are not allowed to) : You needn't take any money. | You mustn't take any sharp objects on the plane. // !! needn't have means that it was not necessary for someone to do something that they in fact did. Do not use it to mean didn't need to or didn't have to (= something was not necessary) : We needn't have ordered so much food. | I didn't need OR didn't have to tell him who I was - he already knew. // Noun patterns // The most common noun patterns are a need for something and a need to do something : her need for friendship | a need to preserve the environment // !! Say there is a need , not 'it is a need'. Say a need for , not 'a need of' : There is a desperate need for cash. // You can also use the expression be in need of something : We are in need of funds (NOT We have a need of funds). // ----------//
need 2 n [Language: Old English; Origin: nied, ned]//
1 [singular] a situation in which something is necessary, especially something that is not happening yet or is not yet available: need for// --Managers should explain the need for change.// --There's an urgent need for more nurses.// --There's a growing need for new housing in many rural areas.// a need to do sth// --We fully recognize the need to improve communications.// stress/emphasize/underline etc the need (for sth) // --She stressed the need for regular meetings.// --Training courses are held in London and in other centres as the need arises (=whenever it is necessary) .// --I'll work all night if need be (=if it is necessary) .//
2 [singular, U] a strong feeling that you want something, want to do something, or that you must have something : need for// --the need for job satisfaction// feel the need (to do sth) // --Jack did not feel the need to boast about his success.// --You're welcome to come back and talk any time, if ever you feel the need. //
3 [C usually plural] what someone needs to have in order to live a normal healthy comfortable life: --She works to provide for her family's basic needs .// sb's needs// --Environmentalists argue that the organization fails to address the needs of third world farmers.// meet/satisfy a need (=provide something that people want or need) // --The charity exists to meet the needs of elderly people.// --Schools must satisfy the needs of their pupils.// --We have loans to meet your every need .//
4 there's no need (for sb) to do sth: a) used to say that someone does not have to do something// --There's no need for you to come if you don't want to.// --There's no need to feel sorry for him.// b) spoken used to tell someone to stop doing something// --There's no need to shout!//
5 be in need of sth: a) to need help, advice, money etc, because you are in a difficult situation// --This project is in urgent need of funding.// --He is homeless and in desperate need of help.// b) to need to be cleaned, repaired, or given attention in some way// --The church was in dire (=very great) need of repair.//
6 have no need of sth: to not need something// --She believes him and has no need of further proof.//
7 [U] when you do not have enough food or money: --cases of severe need in the inner cities// in need// --We must care for those in need.//
8 in your hour of need: when you are in trouble and need someone to help you// --How could she abandon her father now, in his hour of need?// special needs//

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

169 Moby Thesaurus words for "need":
absence, ardor, arrearage, ask, bare cupboard, bare necessities,
bare subsistence, basic, be forced, be hurting for, be in for,
be in want, be indicated, be necessary, be obliged, be pinched,
be poor, beggarliness, beggary, break, call, call for,
cannot do otherwise, cannot help but, charge, claim, clamor for,
commitment, committal, concupiscence, constraint, covet, crave,
cry for, cry out for, curiosity, dearth, defalcation, defect,
defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, demand, demand for,
deprivation, desideration, desideratum, desire, destitution,
devoir, difficulty, discontinuity, distress, drive, drought, duty,
eagerness, emergency, empty purse, essential, essentials, exact,
exaction, exigency, extremity, famine, fancy, fantasy, fundamental,
gap, go on welfare, grinding poverty, gripe,
hand-to-mouth existence, hanker, have, have got to, have need to,
have occasion for, have to, hiatus, homelessness, hope, horme,
hunger, impecuniousness, imperfection, impoverishment,
incompleteness, indigence, indispensable, insufficiency,
intellectual curiosity, interval, lack, lacuna, libido, long,
lust for learning, mendicancy, mind, miss, missing link,
moneylessness, must, must item, necessaries, necessary,
necessities, necessitousness, necessity, need for, need to,
needfulness, neediness, needs must, occasion, omission, ought,
outage, passion, paucity, pauperism, pauperization, penury, pinch,
pine, pleasure, pleasure principle, poorness, poverty, prerequire,
prerequirement, prerequisite, privation, require, requirement,
requisite, requisition, right, run short of, scarcity,
sexual desire, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, should,
sine qua non, starvation, starve, stress, take doing,
the necessary, the needful, thirst, thirst for knowledge, trouble,
ullage, urge, use, want, want doing, wantage, wanting, will,
will and pleasure, wish, wish fulfillment, yearn

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

[N] (Requirement): requirement, need, wants, necessity, obligation, exigency, sine qua non, matter of life or death, needfulness, indispensability, urgency, imperative.

[V] (Requirement): require, need, want, necessitate, demand, stand in need of, lack, desire, be necessary.

[N] (Requirement): requirement, need, wants, necessity, obligation, exigency, sine qua non, matter of life or death, needfulness, indispensability, urgency, imperative lack, desire, be necessary.

[N] (Insufficiency): insufficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompetence, deficiency, incompleteness, imperfection, shortcoming, paucity, scarcity, dearth, want, need, lack, poverty, exigency, inanition, starvation, famine, drought, indigence.

[V] (Insufficiency): be insufficient, not suffice, come up short, want, lack, need, require, impoverish, waste, stint, begrudge.

[N] (Insufficiency): insufficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompetence, deficiency, incompleteness, imperfection, shortcoming, paucity, scarcity, dearth, want, need, lack, poverty, exigency, inanition, starvation, famine, drought, indigence.

[V] (Insufficiency): be insufficient, not suffice, come up short, want, lack, need, require, impoverish, waste, stint, begrudge.

[N] (Poverty): poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want, need, neediness, lack, necessity, privation, poorness.

[N] (Desire): desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, inclination, leaning, bent, partiality, penchant, predilection, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition.

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

verb, modal verb, noun
1 to require sth/sb because they are essential or very important, not just because you would like to have them:
[VN] Do you need any help? * It's here if you need it. * Don't go-I might need you. * They badly needed a change. * Food aid is urgently needed. * What do you need your own computer for? You can use ours. * (spoken) I don't need your comments, thank you. * [V to inf] I need to get some sleep. * He needs to win this game to stay in the match. * You don't need to leave yet, do you? * [V -ing, V to inf] This shirt needs washing. * This shirt needs to be washed.
2 [V to inf] used to show what you should or have to do:
All you need to do is complete this form. * I didn't need to go to the bank after all-Mary lent me the money. -> MODAL
need (to have) your head examined (informal) to be crazy
modal verb (negative need not, short form needn't was necessary:
You needn't finish that work today. * You needn't have hurried (= it was not necessary for you to hurry, but you did). * I need hardly tell you (= you must already know) that the work is dangerous. * If she wants anything, she need only ask. * All you need bring are sheets. * Need you have paid so much?
1 [sing., U] ~ (for sth) | ~ (for sb/sth) to do sth a situation when sth is necessary or must be done:
to satisfy / meet / identify a need * There is an urgent need for qualified teachers. * There is no need for you to get up early tomorrow. * I had no need to open the letter-I knew what it would say. * The house is in need of a thorough clean. * We will contact you again if the need arises. * (spoken) There's no need to cry (= stop crying).
2 [C, U] a strong feeling that you want sb/sth or must have sth:
to fulfil an emotional need * She felt the need to talk to someone. * I'm in need of some fresh air. * She had no more need of me. * It's difficult to express our needs and desires.
3 [C, usually pl.] the things that sb requires in order to live in a comfortable way or achieve what they want:
financial / physical needs * a programme to suit your individual needs * to meet children's special educational needs
4 [U] the state of not having enough food, money or support:
The charity aims to provide assistance to people in need. * He helped me in my hour of need.
see also NEEDY
if need be if necessary:
There's always food in the freezer if need be.
more at CRYING adj., FRIEND
In BrE there are two separate verbs need.
Need as a main verb has the question form do you need?, the negative you don't need and the past forms needed, did you need? and didn't need. It has two meanings: 1. to require something or to think that something is necessary: Do you need any help? * I needed to get some sleep. 2. to have to or to be obliged to do sth: Will we need to show our passports?
Need as a modal verb has need for all forms of the present tense, need you? as the question form and need not (needn't) as the negative. The past is need have, needn't have. It is used to say that something is or is not necessary: Need I pay the whole amount now?
In AmE only the main verb is used. This leads to some important differences in the use and meaning of need in British and American English.
In AmE it is more common for need to be used to speak about what is necessary, rather than about what you must do: I don't need to go home yet - it's still early. (BrE and AmE = it isn't necessary) * You don't need to go home yet - we never go to bed before midnight. (BrE = you don't have to.)
The difference is even more noticeable in the past tenses: He didn't need to go to hospital, but he went just to reassure himself. (AmE) * He needn't have gone to hospital, but he went just to reassure himself. (BrE = he did something that wasn't necessary.) * He didn't need to go to hospital after all - he only had a few bruises. (BrE= he didn't go.)

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

Need \Need\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Needed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Needing}.] [See {Need}, n. Cf. AS. n?dan to force, Goth.
To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to
require, as supply or relief.

Other creatures all day long Rove idle, unemployed, and
less need rest. --Milton.

Note: 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.'' --Anacharsis (Trans. ).

Need \Need\, n. [OE. need, neod, nede, AS. ne['a]d, n[=y]d; akin
to D. nood, G. not, noth, Icel. nau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. n["o]d,
Goth. naups.]
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.

I have no need to beg. --Shak.

Be governed by your needs, not by your fancy. --Jer.

2. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence;
destitution. --Chaucer.

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. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

4. Situation of need; peril; danger. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Syn: Exigency; emergency; strait; extremity; necessity;
distress; destitution; poverty; indigence; want; penury.

Usage: {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.

Need \Need\, v. i.
To be wanted; to be necessary. --Chaucer.

When we have done it, we have done all that is in our
power, and all that needs. --Locke.

Need \Need\, adv.
Of necessity. See {Needs}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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

v 1: 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"
[syn: {necessitate}, {ask}, {postulate}, {require}, {take},
{involve}, {call for}, {demand}] [ant: {obviate}]
2: have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent
tuner" [syn: {want}, {require}]
3: have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"

n 1: 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" [syn: {demand}]
2: anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient
means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his
wants" [syn: {want}]
3: 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" [syn: {motivation}, {motive}]
4: a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence
appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the
homeless" [syn: {indigence}, {penury}, {beggary}, {pauperism},

need at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /niːd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /ni:d/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-need.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːd
  • Inter: homophones » knead|kneed

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » need|lang=enm, Inter: term » nede|lang=enm, partly from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » nied|nīed|lang=ang, Inter: term » nead|nēad|necessity, inevitableness, need, urgent requirement, compulsion, duty; errand, business; difficulty, hardship, distress, trouble, pain; violence, force|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » naudiz|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » nauþiz||need, trouble, force, distress, compulsion, fate, destiny|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » nAut-||torment, misfortune|lang=ine-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » nāw-||the dead, corpse|lang=ine-pro; and partly from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » neod|nēod|desire, longing; zeal, eagerness, diligence, earnestness, earnest endeavor; pleasure, delight|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » neudō|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » neudaz||wish, urge, desire, longing|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » new-||to incline, tend, move, push, nod, wave|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » nede||need|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » frr|- Inter: term » nud||hardship, danger, fear, self-defense, compulsion, control|lang=frr, Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » need||need|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » nood||need, want, distress, peril|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » Not||need, distress, necessity, hardship|lang=de, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » nöd||distress, need, necessity, want|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » neyð|lang=is, Inter: term » nauð||distress, emergency, need|lang=is, Inter: etyl » frr|- Inter: term » njoe||requirement, foredeal, benefit, convenience|lang=frr, Inter: etyl » gml|- Inter: term » nüt||desire, need, longing|lang=gml, Inter: etyl » gmh|- Inter: term » niet||longing, desire, eagerness, zeal|lang=gmh, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » niedlich||desirable, appealing, lovely, cute|lang=de. More at Inter: l » en|needly.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: countable » and|uncountable A requirement for something.
    1. : Theres no need to speculate; we can easily find out for sure.''
    2. : She grew irritated with his constant need for attention.
    3. : Our needs are not being met.
    4. Something required.
    5. : Ive always tried to have few needs beyond food, clothing and shelter.''
      Usage notes
      * Adjectives often used with "need": urgent, dire, desperate, strong, unmet, bad, basic, critical, essential, big, terrible, modest, elementary, daily, everyday, special, educational, environmental, human, personal, financial, emotional, medical, nutritional, spiritual, public, developmental, organizational, legal, fundamental, audio-visual, psychological, corporate, societal, psychosocial, functional, additional, caloric, private, monetary, physiological, mental.
      Derived terms
      Inter: rel-top » Derived terms

  • if need be
  • in need, in need of; a friend in need is a friend indeed
  • need-based

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • needful, needfully, needfulness
    • needless, needlessly, needlessness
    • needy, needily, neediness

    Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » something needed
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|حاجة|f|tr=Haaja|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|ضرورة|f|tr=Daruura|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կարիք|tr=karik’
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|necessitat|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|需求|tr=xūqiú|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|potřeba|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|behov|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|behoefte|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|bezono
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tarve
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|besoin|m, Inter: t+ » fr|nécessité|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Notwendigkeit|f, Inter: t+ » de|Bedarf|m, Inter: t+ » de|Bedürfnis|n
  • Guernésiais: Inter: tø » roa-grn|bésouogn|m
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|ज़रूरत|f|tr=zarurat
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szükség
  • Ido: bezono
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|necessitate, Inter: t+ » ia|besonio
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|bisogno|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|必要|tr=ひつよう, hitsuyō|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|필요|tr=piryo|sc=Kore
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|necessitas, Inter: t- » la|necessitudo|f, Inter: t- » la|necessitas|f
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|vjadzība|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lojban: Inter: t+ » jbo|nitcu
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|потреба|f|tr=póreba, Inter: t- » mk|нужда|f|tr=núžda, Inter: t- » mk|зорт|m|tr=zort
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|þarf
    • Old French: Inter: tø » fro|besoing|m
    • Old Saxon: Inter: tø » osx|tharf
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|ضرورت|tr=zarurat|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|potrzeba|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|necessidade|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|necesitate|f, Inter: t- » ro|cerință|f, Inter: t- » ro|nevoie
    • Romansch: basegn {{m}}
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нужда|f|tr=nuždá, Inter: t+ » ru|потребность|f|tr=potrébnost', Inter: t+ » ru|необходимость|f|tr=neobxodímost'|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|feum|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|necesidad|f, Inter: t- » es|necesidades|f|p
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|behov|n
    • Tagalog: pangangailangan
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|అవసరము|tr=avasaramu|sc=Telu
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|gereksinim, Inter: t+ » tr|ihtiyaç, Inter: t+ » tr|eksik, Inter: t+ » tr|gereklilik
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|нужда|f|tr=nuždá|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » uk|потреба|f|tr=potréba|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » uk|необхідність|f|tr=neobxídnist'|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|ضرورت|f|tr=zarurat|sc=ur-Arab

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » neodian|nēodian|lang=ang.


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: obsolet » e To be necessary (to someone).
    1. Inter: RQ:Spenser Faerie Queen » e, II.ix:
    2. : More ample spirit, then hitherto was wount, / Here needes me ....
    3. Inter: transitiv » e To have an absolute requirement for.
    4. : Living things need water to survive.
    5. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=October 1
    |author=Tom Fordyce
    |title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=Scotland needed a victory by eight points to have a realistic chance of progressing to the knock-out stages, and for long periods of a ferocious contest looked as if they might pull it off.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To want strongly; to feel that one must have something.
    2. : After ten days of hiking, I needed a shower and a shave.
    3. Inter: context » modal verb To be obliged or required (to do something).
    4. : You need not go if you dont want to.''
      Usage notes
      * The verb Inter: term » |need|lang=en is construed in a few different ways:

  • With a direct object, as in “I need your help.”
  • With a to-infinitive, as in “I need to go.” Here, the subject of Inter: term » |need|lang=en serves implicitly as the subject of the infinitive.
  • With a clause of the form “for object to phrase”, or simply “object to phrase” as in “I need for this to happen” or “I need this to happen.” In both variants, the object serves as the subject of the infinitive.
  • As a modal verb, with a bare infinitive; in negative polarity contexts, such as questions (“Need I say more?”), with negative expressions such as Inter: term » not|lang=en (“It need not happen today”; “No one need ever know”), and with similar constructions (“There need only be a few”; “it need be signed only by the president”; “I need hardly explain the error”). Inter: term » |Need|lang=en in this use does not have inflected forms, aside from the contraction Inter: term » needn't|needn’t|lang=en.
  • With a gerund-participle, as in “The car needs washing”, or (in certain dialects) with a past participle, as in “The car needs washed”[] (both meaning roughly “The car needs to be washed”).
  • With a direct object and a predicative complement, as in “We need everyone here on time” (meaning roughly “We need everyone to be here on time”) or “I need it gone” (meaning roughly “I need it to be gone”).
  • In certain dialects, and colloquially in certain others, with an unmarked reflexive pronoun, as in “I need me a car.”
  • A sentence such as “I need you to sit down” or “you need to sit down” is more polite than the bare command “sit down”, but less polite than “please sit down”. It is considered somewhat condescending and infantilizing, hence dubbed by some “the kindergarten imperative”, but is quite common in American usage.“You Need To Read This: How need to vanquished have to, must, and should.” by Ben Yagoda, Slate, July 17, 2006
    * Inter: sense » desire desire, wish for, would like, want, will Inter: qualifier » archaic
  • Inter: sense » lack be without, lack
  • Inter: sense » require be in need of, require
    Derived terms
    * needed, unneeded
  • need-to-know basis
    Inter: trans-top » to have an absolute requirement for
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|احتاج|tr=iḥtāja, imperfect: Inter: t- » ar|يحتاج|tr=yaḥtāju
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կարիք ունենալ|tr=karik’ unenal
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|necessitar, Inter: t+ » ca|requerir
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|需要|tr=xūyào|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|potřebovat
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|behøve
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vereisen, Inter: t- » nl|nodig hebben
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|bezoni
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tarvita
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|avoir besoin de, Inter: t+ » fr|falloir|alt=falloir que
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|necesitar, Inter: t- » gl|requirir, Inter: t+ » gl|precisar
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|benötigen, Inter: t+ » de|brauchen
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χρειάζομαι|tr=chreiázomai
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|मुहताज होना|tr=muhtāj hōnā, (pattern: dative + verb + चाहीए (cāhiē))
  • Ido: bezonar
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|besoniar
  • Italian: aver bisogno di
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|必要|alt=必要とする|tr=ひつようする, hitsuyōto-surú, Inter: t+ » ja|必要|alt=...が必要|tr=...がひつよう, hitsuyō, Inter: t+ » ja|要る|tr=いる, iru Inter: qualifier » intransitive
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|필요|alt=필요하다|tr=pil-yo-hada|sc=Hang, Inter: t- » ko|요하다|tr=yo-hada|sc=Hang
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|egere, Inter: t- » la|requiro, Inter: t- » la|desidero

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|vajadzēt
    • Lojban: Inter: t+ » jbo|nitcu
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|треба|tr=tréba
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|għand bżonn
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|trenge
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|þurfan
    • Old Saxon: Inter: tø » osx|thurvan, Inter: tø » osx|thurƀan
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|احتیاج داشتن
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|potrzebować
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|necessitar, Inter: t+ » pt|precisar
    • Romanian: trebui Inter: qualifier » with verbs, a avea nevoie de Inter: qualifier » with nouns
    • Romansch: avair basegn da
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нуждаться|tr=nuždát'sja, Inter: t- » ru|быть нужным|tr=byt' núžnym Inter: qualifier » intransitive, Inter: t+ » ru|требоваться|tr=trébovat'sja
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|trebati
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|potrebovati, Inter: t+ » sl|rabiti
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|necesitar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|behöva
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|ต้องการ|tr=dtông-gaan
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|gereksinmek, Inter: t- » tr|gereksinim duymak, Inter: t- » tr|gereksinimi olmak, Inter: t+ » tr|ihtiyaç duymak, Inter: t- » tr|ihtiyacı olmak, Inter: t- » tr|lazım olmak, Inter: t+ » tr|gerekmek
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|cần

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to want strongly
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|احتاج|tr=iHtaaja
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|需要|tr=xūyào|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|要|tr=yào|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|behøve
    • Dutch: moeten hebben
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|brauchen
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|ज़रूरत होना|tr=zarurat honā

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|要る|tr=iru Inter: qualifier » intransitive
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|desidero
  • Lojban: Inter: t+ » jbo|djica
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|trenge
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|precisar
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|potrebovati, Inter: t+ » sl|rabiti
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|cần, Inter: t+ » vi|muốn

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to be obliged to
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|haver de, Inter: t+ » ca|caldre
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|必要|tr=bìyào|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|必需|tr=bìxū|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|得|tr=děi|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|behøve
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|moeten
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|täytyä
    • French: être obligé de
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|brauchen, Inter: t+ » de|müssen
    • Italian: essere obbligato a
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|してはいけない|tr=shite-wa ikenai

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|obligor|tr=more object indirect, Inter: t+ » la|debeo
  • Lojban: Inter: t- » jbo|bilga
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|мора|tr=móra, Inter: t- » mk|треба|tr=tréba
  • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|motan
  • Old Saxon: Inter: tø » osx|motan
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|precisar
  • Romanian: trebui Inter: qualifier » with verbs
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|måste, Inter: t- » sv|nödgas
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|zorunda olmak, Inter: t- » tr|lazım olmak, Inter: t+ » tr|gerekmek, Inter: t- » tr|-meli, Inter: t- » tr|-malı

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » tl: pangangailangan
    • Inter: ttbc » vi: cần

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    * Inter: rank » short|able|five|393|need|met|boy|c.

    External links

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


    * dene
  • Eden

  • Category: Category:1000 English basic words -

    West Frisian


    need {{c}}
  • need

    Derived terms

    * needsaaklik adj

  • Category: Category:West Frisian nouns -
    Category: ang:need -
    Translation: ar » need
    Category: zh-min-nan:need -
    Translation: br » need
    Translation: ca » need
    Translation: cs » need
    Translation: cy » need
    Translation: da » need
    Translation: de » need
    Translation: et » need
    Translation: el » need
    Translation: es » need
    Translation: eo » need
    Translation: eu » need
    Translation: fa » need
    Translation: fr » need
    Translation: ko » need
    Translation: hr » need
    Translation: io » need
    Translation: it » need
    Translation: kn » need
    Translation: kk » need
    Translation: sw » need
    Translation: ku » need
    Translation: lo » need
    Translation: lt » need
    Translation: li » need
    Translation: hu » need
    Translation: mg » need
    Translation: ml » need
    Translation: my » need
    Translation: nl » need
    Translation: ja » need
    Translation: pl » need
    Translation: pt » need
    Translation: ro » need
    Translation: ru » need
    Category: simple:need -
    Translation: fi » need
    Translation: sv » need
    Translation: ta » need
    Translation: te » need
    Translation: th » need
    Translation: tr » need
    Translation: uk » need
    Translation: vi » need
    Translation: zh » need