Definition of Need


  • a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    "their indigence appalled him"
    "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
  • 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"
  • anything that is necessary but lacking
    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"
    "I tried to supply his wants"
  • 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"


  • have or feel a need for
    "always needing friends and money"
  • have need of
    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  • 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"
    - call for
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Unscramble need

15 unscramble word found using the letters need.

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