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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 need /ˈnid/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Need n.
 1. A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.
    And the city had no need of the sun.   --Rev. xxi. 23.
    I have no need to beg.   --Shak.
    Be governed by your needs, not by your fancy.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
 Famine is in thy cheeks;
 Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes.   --Shak.
 3. That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business. [Obs.]
 4. Situation of need; peril; danger. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Exigency; emergency; strait; extremity; necessity; distress; destitution; poverty; indigence; want; penury.
 Usage: -- Need, Necessity. Necessity is stronger than need; it places us under positive compulsion.  We are frequently under the necessity of going without that of which we stand very greatly in need.  It is also with the corresponding adjectives; necessitous circumstances imply the direct pressure of suffering; needy circumstances, the want of aid or relief.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Need v. t. [imp. & p. p. Needed; p. pr. & vb. n. Needing.]  To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.
 Other creatures all day long
 Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest.   --Milton.
 Note:With another verb, need is used like an auxiliary, generally in a negative sentence expressing requirement or obligation, and in this use it undergoes no change of termination in the third person singular of the present tense. “And the lender need not fear he shall be injured.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Need, v. i. To be wanted; to be necessary.
    When we have done it, we have done all that is in our power, and all that needs.   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Need, adv. Of necessity. See Needs. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: demand]
      2: anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient
         means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his
         wants" [syn: want]
      3: 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" [syn: motivation, motive]
      4: a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence
         appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the
         homeless" [syn: indigence, penury, beggary, pauperism,
      v 1: 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 postulates a patient's consent"
           [syn: necessitate, ask, postulate, require, take,
            involve, call for, demand] [ant: obviate]
      2: have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent
         tuner" [syn: want, require]
      3: have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"