Definition of Needs

1. Adverb. In such a manner as could not be otherwise. "We must needs by objective"




Definition of Needs

1. adv. Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; -- often with must, and equivalent to of need.

Definition of Needs

1. Adverb. Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; often with '''must''', and equivalent to "of need". ¹

2. Noun. (plural of need) ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of need) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needs

1. need [v] - See also: need

Medical Definition of Needs

1. Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; often with must, and equivalent to of need. "A man must needs love mauger his head." (Chaucer) "And he must needs go through Samaria." (John iv. 4) "He would needs know the cause of his reulse." (Sir J. Davies) Origin: Orig. Gen. Of need, used as an adverb. Cf. -wards. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Needs

needlework
needleworker
needleworkers
needleworking
needleworks
needlier
needliest
needling
needlings
needly
needment
needments
needn't
needna
neednae
needs (current term)
needs-cost
needsly
needsome
needst
needways
needwise
needy
needyhood
neeld
neelds
neele
neeles
neelghau
neelghaus

Literary usage of Needs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters (1881)
"For it prescribes which of the sciences a state needs, and which each man shall study, and up to what 6 point; and to it we see subordinated even the ..."

2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"2This is where the "I" needs to be emphasized. Please be careful not to emphasize the personal pronouns; it is impolite and bad English to do so. ..."

3. Industrial Education by Philip Magnus (1888)
"THE problem of industrial education is that of adapting education to the practical needs of life. These needs are various, and the term industrial education ..."

4. Education for Social Efficiency: A Study in the Social Relations of Education by Irving King (1913)
"A method of education once worked out to meet a certain need is apt to become fixed and unresponsive to the new social needs which are bound in time to ..."

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