Definition: 'Need'

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: need

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • This is a core verb in the BLC (Business Letter Corpus)
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • One of the 100 commonest verbs in English
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Nouns are words giving names to objects and things, which can be physical or concepts, etc
Usage Notes:
  • Rarely used in -ING forms

Dictionary Definitions

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Similar Words (using 'need' as word stem):

Prefix + 'need'

kneed, sneed,

'need' + Suffix

needed, needer, needers, needful, needfully, needfulness, needfuls, needier, neediest, needily, neediness, needing, needle, needlecord, needlecraft, needled, needleful, needlefuls, needlelike, needlepoint, needlepoints, needler, needlers, needles, needless, needlessly, needlessness, needlewoman, needlewomen, needlework, needleworker, needleworkers, needleworks, needling, needlings, needn't, needs, needy,