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  • 21 need — need1 W1S1 [ni:d] v 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 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22 need — need1 [ nid ] verb *** Need can be used in the following ways: as a transitive verb (followed by a noun or pronoun object): I need a drink. Do you need anything? (followed by an infinitive with to ): She needs to rest. You don t need to worry.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 23 need */*/*/ — I UK [niːd] / US [nɪd] verb Word forms need : present tense I/you/we/they need he/she/it needs present participle needing past tense needed past participle needed Summary: Need can be used in the following ways: as a transitive verb (followed by… …

    English dictionary

  • 24 need — [[t]ni͟ːd[/t]] ♦ needs, needing, needed (Need sometimes behaves like an ordinary verb, for example She needs to know and She doesn t need to know and sometimes like a modal, for example She need know , She needn t know , or, in more formal… …

    English dictionary

  • 25 need — 1 /ni:d/ verb (transitive not in progressive) 1 MUST to feel that you must have something or must do something; require: need sth: That was what I needed strong, hot coffee. | I don t need your approval, thank you very much. | need to do sth: I… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26 need — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 situation where sth is needed/necessary ADJECTIVE ▪ big (esp. AmE), considerable (esp. BrE), great, strong ▪ There is a great need for English language classes. ▪ special …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 27 need — I n. 1) to create a need 2) to feel a need 3) to fill, meet, obviate a need 4) to satisfy a need 5) to minister to smb. s needs 6) an acute, crying, desperate, dire, pressing, urgent need 7) a basic, fundamental; biological; emotional,… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 28 need — needer, n. /need/, n. 1. a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there. 2. a lack of something wanted or deemed necessary: to fulfill the needs of the assignment. 3. urgent want, as of something requisite: He… …

    Universalium

  • 29 need — v. & n. v. 1 tr. stand in want of; require (needs a new coat). 2 tr. (foll. by to + infin.; 3rd sing. present neg. or interrog. need without to) be under the necessity or obligation (it needs to be done carefully; he need not come; need you ask?) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 30 need*/*/*/ — [niːd] verb [T] I 1) if you need something, you must have it because it is necessary You ll need some warm clothes for the winter.[/ex] I don t need any advice from you.[/ex] I need someone to help me carry these books downstairs.[/ex] 2) used… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 31 Need — For other uses, see Need (disambiguation). A need is something that is necessary for organisms to live a healthy life. Needs are distinguished from wants because a deficiency would cause a clear negative outcome, such as dysfunction or death.… …

    Wikipedia

  • 32 need — [[t]nid[/t]] n. v. aux. v. pres. sing. 3rd pers. need. n. 1) a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need to go there[/ex] 2) a lack of something wanted or deemed necessary: the needs of the poor[/ex] 3) urgent want, as of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 33 need — /nid / (say need) noun 1. a case or instance in which some necessity or want exists; a requirement: to meet the needs of the occasion. 2. urgent want, as of something requisite: he has no need of your kindness. 3. necessity arising from the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 34 need — {{11}}need (n.) O.E. nied (W.Saxon), ned (Mercian) necessity, compulsion, duty; hardship, distress; errand, business, originally violence, force, from P.Gmc. *nauthis (Cf. O.S. nod, O.N. nauðr, O.Fris. ned, M.Du., Du. nood, O.H.G. not, Ger. Not,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 35 need — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. necessity, requirement; desire, want, privation, lack, poverty; use. v. t. require, crave, claim, demand, yearn; lack, want. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Poverty] Syn. indigence, penury, pennilessness; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 36 need — 1. verb 1) do you need money? Syn: require, be in need of, have need of, want; be crying out for, be desperate for; demand, call for, necessitate, entail, involve; lack, be without, be short of 2) you needn t come …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 37 need — I. noun Etymology: Middle English ned, from Old English nīed, nēd; akin to Old High German nōt distress, need, Old Prussian nautin need Date: before 12th century 1. necessary duty ; obligation 2. a. a lack of something requisite, desirable, or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 38 need — 1. verb 1) do you need money? Syn: require, be in/have need of, want, be crying out for, be desperate for, demand, call for, necessitate, entail, involve, lack, be without, be short of 2) do I need to come? …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 39 need — 1. noun /niːd/ a) A requirement for something. Theres no need to speculate; we can easily find out for sure. b) Something required. She grew irritated with his constant need for attention. 2. verb /niːd/ a) To have an absolute requirement …

    Wiktionary

  • 40 need — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus