Complete Definition of "need"

English

rank|short|able|five|393|need|met|boy|c.

Pronunciation
IPA|/niËd/, SAMPA|/ni:d/
audio|en-us-need.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËd|-iËd

Homophones
knead

Etymology 1
Old English nÄd

Noun
en-noun

  1. Something needed.

#:I've always tried to have few needs beyond food, clothing and shelter.

Translations
trans-top|something needed
Arabic: Arab|حاجة IPAchar|(ħÄja) f
Chinese: éæ± (xÅ«qiú)
Czech: potÅeba f
Danish: behøve
Dutch: behoefte f
Filipino: pangangailangan
Finnish: tarve
French: besoin m
German: Notwendigkeit f, Bedarf m, Bedürfnis n
Hungarian: szükség, kell#Hungarian|kell
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Ido: bezono
Italian: bisogno m
Japanese: å¿è¦ (ã²ã¤ãã, hitsuyÅ)
Korean: íì (pilyo)
Portuguese: necessidade f
Romanian: necesitate f, cerinÅ£Ä f
Romansch: basegn m
Russian: нÑжда (nuždá) f
Spanish: necesidad f
Swedish: behov c
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Derived terms
top2
need-based
needily
neediness
needful
needfully
needfulness
mid2
needless
needlessly
needlessness
needy
unneeded

Etymology 2
Old English nÄodian

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive: To have an absolute requirement for.

#:Living things need water to survive.

  1. transitive: To want strongly; to feel that one must have something.

#:After ten days of hiking, I needed a shower and a shave.

  1. (modal verb) To be obliged or required to.

#:You need not go if you don't want to.

Usage notes
The verb need is construed in a few different ways:
*With a direct object, as in "I need your help."
*With a to-infinitive, as in "I need to go." In this use, need is a subject-control verb, except when the infinitive's subject is explicitly provided by a for phrase, as in "I need for this to happen."
*With a direct object and a to-infinitive, as in "I need this to happen." This construction is synonymous with the previous construction, with for; that is, the direct object is semantically the subject of the infinitive. Hence, need is an object-raising verb.
*As a modal verb, with a bare infinitive; only in the negative, as in "It need not happen today." Need in this use does not have inflected forms.
*Rarely, with a past participle, as in "Something needs done",<sup >1</sup > which is synonymous with "Something needs to be done." Note that many speakers do not find this construction to be acceptable.
*Colloquially, in the construction "I need me &lt;direct object&gt;", which is a more emphatic version of "I need &lt;direct object&gt;."

Translations

trans-top|have an absolute requirement for
Catalan: necessitar
Danish: behøve
Dutch: vereisen, nodig hebben
French: avoir besoin de, falloir que
German: benötigen
Greek: ÏÏειάζομαι
Ido: Bezonar
Italian: aver bisogno di
Japanese: å¿è¦ã¨ãã (hitsuyÅtosuru)
Latin: egere
trans-mid
Norwegian: trenger
Polish: potrzebowaÄ
Portuguese: necessitar, precisar
Romanian: trebui italbrac|with verbs, a avea nevoie de italbrac|with nouns
Romansch: avair basegn da
Slovenian: potrebovati, rabiti
Spanish: necesitar
Swedish: behöva
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trans-top|want strongly
Dutch: moeten hebben
German: brauchen
trans-mid
Portuguese: precisar
Slovene: potrebovati, rabiti
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trans-top|be obliged to
Dutch: moeten
French: être obligé de
German: brauchen, müssen
trans-mid
Italian: essere obbligato a
Portuguese: precisar
Romanian: trebui italbrac|with verbs
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Please put these translations under their correct sense(s):
checktrans
ttbc|Chinese: éè¦
ttbc|Filipino: pangangailangan
ttbc|Vietnamese: cần

Category:1000 English basic words


Frisian

Noun
need

  1. need

Category:Frisian nouns

ang:need
ar:need
da:need
es:need
fa:need
fr:need
io:need
it:need
kk:need
hu:need
ja:need
pl:need
pt:need
ru:need
simple:need
fi:need
ta:need
te:need
vi:need
tr:need
uk:need
zh:need

Revision and Credits for"need"
  • 2007-12-27 22:37 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/193.137.24.32|193.137.24.32]] ([[User_talk:193.137.24.32|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Stephen G. Brown|Stephen G. Brown]]

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