Dictionary Results for need


1. need - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): demand

Hypernym(s): condition, status




2. need - noun

· anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"

Synonym(s): want

Hypernym(s): necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary




3. need - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): motivation, motive

Hypernym(s): psychological_feature




4. need - noun

· a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

Synonym(s): indigence, penury, pauperism, pauperization

Hypernym(s): poverty, poorness, impoverishment




5. need - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): necessitate, ask, postulate, require, take, involve, call_for, demand




6. need - verb

· have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

Synonym(s): want, require

Hypernym(s): be




7. need - verb

· have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"





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