Part of speech: verb

To be in want of; require.

Part of speech: verb

To be necessary or required.

Part of speech: noun

Want or lack; indigence; destitution; necessity; a situation of want or peril.

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Usage examples "need":

  1. She should understand his need for work, he should understand her need for help. - "Fortitude", Hugh Walpole.
  2. I wish we didn't need to get out! - "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  3. A friend in need is a friend indeed, you know. - "The New Rector", Stanley J. Weyman.