necessary

  • 1 necessary — I (inescapable) adjective avoidless, certain, choiceless, compelling, constraining, decided, decreed, designated, destined, expected, fated, fateful, fixed, foreordained, imminent, impending, ineluctable, includible, inevitable, inexorable,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Necessary — Nec es*sa*ry, a. [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. n[ e]cessaire.] 1. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable. [1913 Webster] Death, a necessary end, Will come… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 necessary — [nes′ə ser΄ē] adj. [ME < L necessarius < necesse, unavoidable, necessary < ne , not + cedere, to give way: see CEDE] 1. that cannot be dispensed with; essential; indispensable [the nutriments necessary to life] 2. resulting from… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Necessary — may refer to: Something that is a required condition for something else to be the case, see necessary and sufficient condition. A necessary truth, something that cannot fail to be true, see logical possibility. An important task or essential… …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 necessary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) required to be done, achieved, or present; needed. 2) that must be; inevitable: a necessary result. ► NOUN 1) (necessaries) the basic requirements of life, such as food and warmth. 2) (the necessary) informal the action, item, or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 necessary — [adj1] essential all important, basic, binding, bottom line*, cardinal, chief, compelling, compulsory, crucial, decisive, de rigueur*, elementary, exigent, expedient, fundamental, imperative, incumbent on, indispensable, mandatory, momentous,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 necessary — necessary/contingent truths …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 9 necessary — 1 *needful, requisite, indispensable, essential Analogous words: compelling or compulsory, obliging or obligatory, constraining (see corresponding verbs at FORCE): important, significant, momentous (see corresponding nouns at IMPORTANCE):… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 necessary — ne|ces|sa|ry1 W1S1 [ˈnesısəri US seri] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : 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 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 necessary — 1 adjective 1 something that is necessary is what you need to have or need to do; essential: I ll leave it to you to make all the necessary arrangements. (+ for): Food is necessary for life. | it is necessary (for sb) to do sth: It s not… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 necessary — 01. To really learn vocabulary, it is [necessary] to study it in a variety of ways. 02. It is really [unnecessary] to bring anything to the party; we have lots of food, and plenty of stuff to drink. 03. Higher prices do not [necessarily] mean… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 necessary — [[t]ne̱sɪsəri[/t]] ♦♦ necessaries 1) ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf Something that is necessary is needed in order for something else to happen. I kept the engine running because it might be necessary to leave fast... We will do whatever is …

    English dictionary

  • 14 necessary — This word must be considered in the connection in which it is used, as it is a word susceptible of various meanings. It may import absolute physical necessity or inevitability, or it may import that which is only convenient, useful, appropriate,… …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 16 necessary — I UK [ˈnesəs(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈnesəˌserɪ] adjective *** 1) essential or needed in order to do something, provide something, or make something happen I don t want to be disturbed unless it s absolutely necessary. necessary for: basic foods regarded as… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 necessary — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ make sth ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 necessary — nec|es|sar|y1 [ nesə,seri ] adjective *** 1. ) essential or needed in order to do something, provide something, or make something happen: I don t want to be disturbed unless it s absolutely necessary. necessary for: basic foods regarded as… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 necessary — adj. 1) absolutely necessary 2) necessary for; to 3) necessary to + inf. (it is necessary to sleep) 4) necessary that + clause; subj. (it is necessary that we all be/should be there) * * * [ nesɪs(ə)rɪ] to subj. (it is necessary that we all… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 necessary — necessariness, n. /nes euh ser ee/, adj., n., pl. necessaries. adj. 1. being essential, indispensable, or requisite: a necessary part of the motor. 2. happening or existing by necessity: a necessary change in our plans. 3. acting or proceeding… …

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