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 has no need of your charity.
4.necessity arising from the circumstances of a situation or case: There is no need to worry.
5.a situation or time of difficulty; exigency: to help a friend in need; to be a friend in need.
6.a condition marked by the lack of something requisite: the need for leadership.
7.destitution; extreme poverty: The family's need is acute.
8.to have need of; require: to need money.
9.to be under an obligation (used as an auxiliary, typically in an interrogative or in a negative statement, and fol. by infinitive, in certain cases without to; in the 3d pers. sing. the form is need, not needs): He need not go.
10.to be in need or want.
11.to be necessary: There needs no apology.
1.something necessary or indispensable: food, shelter, and other necessities of life.
2.the fact of being necessary or indispensable; indispensability: the necessity of adequate housing.
3.an imperative requirement or need for something: the necessity for a quick decision.
4.the state or fact of being necessary or inevitable: to face the necessity of testifying in court.
5.an unavoidable need or compulsion to do something: not by choice but by necessity.
6.a state of being in financial need; poverty: a family in dire necessity.
7.Philosophy. the quality of following inevitably from logical, physical, or moral laws.
8.of necessity,as an inevitable result; unavoidably; necessarily: Our trip to China must of necessity be postponed for a while.