HyperDic: need

English > 7 senses of the word need:
VERBstativeneed, necessitate, ask, postulate, require, take, involve, call for, demandrequire as useful, just, or proper
consumptionneed, want, requirehave need of
consumptionneedhave or feel a need for
NOUNstateneed, demanda condition requiring relief
objectneed, wantanything that is necessary but lacking
Topsneed, motivation, motivethe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
stateneed, indigence, penury, pauperism, pauperizationa state of extreme / extreme poverty or destitution
need > pronunciation
Soundsniy'd
Rhymesable-bodied ... worried: 105 rhymes with iyd...
English > need: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA condition requiring relief.
Examples
  • "she satisfied his need for affection"
  • "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"
Synonymdemand
Narrowerlack, deficiency, wantThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
necessityThe condition of being essential or indispensable
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishnecesidades, necesidad
Catalannecessitat
Verbsneedhave need of
English > need: 7 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningAnything that is necessary but lacking.
Example"he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"
Synonymwant
Broadernecessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessaryAnything indispensable / indispensable
Spanishnecesidad
Catalannecessitat
Verbsneedrequire as useful, just, or proper
English > need: 7 senses > noun 3, Tops
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymsmotivation, motive
Narrowerethical motive, ethics, morals, moralitymotivation based on ideas of right and wrong
irrational motiveA motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
lifeA motive for living
psychic energy, mental energyAn actuating force or factor
rational motiveA motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
urge, impulseAn instinctive motive
Broaderpsychological featureA feature of the mental life of a living organism
Spanishmotivación, motivo, necesidad
Catalanmotiu, motivació, necessitat
English > need: 7 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA state of extreme / extreme poverty or destitution.
Example "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
Synonymsindigence, penury, pauperism, pauperization
Narrowerbeggary, mendicancy, mendicityThe state of being a beggar or mendicant
Broaderpoverty, poorness, impoverishmentThe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
Spanishindigencia, miseria, necesidad, pauperismo, penuria, pobreza extrema
Catalanextrema pobresa, indigència, misèria, necessitat, pauperisme, penúria
Adjectivesneedypoor enough to need help from others
English > need: 7 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningrequire as useful, just, or proper.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelThey need him to write the letter
Synonymsnecessitate, ask, postulate, require, take, involve, call for, demand
Narrowerclaim, take, exactTake as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
compelNecessitate or exact
costrequire to lose, suffer, or sacrifice
cry out for, cry forNeed badly or desperately
drawrequire a specified depth for floating
governrequire to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
Oppositeobviate, rid of, eliminateDo away with
Similar toclaim, take, exactTake as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Spanishdemandar, exigir, implicar, involucrar, necesitar, pedir, precisar, preguntar, reclamar, requerir, solicitar
Catalanexigir, implicar, involucrar, necessitar, precisar, preguntar, reclamar, requerir
Nounsneedanything that is necessary but lacking
English > need: 7 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningHave need of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey need more bread; They need him to write the letter; They need to move
Synonymswant, require
Narrowercrydemand immediate action
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishnecesitar, precisar, querer, requerir
Catalanmenester, necessitar, precisar, requerir, voler
Nounsneeda condition requiring relief
English > need: 7 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningHave or feel a need for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"always needing friends and money"
Spanishnecesitar, precisar, requerir
Catalannecessitar, precisar, requerir

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