Definitions for needs

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Spelling: [needz]
IPA: /nidz/

Needs is a 5 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 6 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 7 points.

You can make 48 anagrams from letters in needs (deens).

Definitions for needs


  1. a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation:
  2. a lack of something wanted or deemed necessary:
  3. urgent want, as of something requisite:
  4. necessity arising from the circumstances of a situation or case:
  5. a situation or time of difficulty; exigency:
  6. a condition marked by the lack of something requisite:
  7. destitution; extreme poverty:


  1. if need be, should the necessity arise:


  1. of necessity; necessarily (usually preceded or followed by must):

verb (used with object)

  1. to have need of; require:

verb (used without object)

  1. to be under an obligation (used as an auxiliary, typically in an interrogative or in a negative statement, and followed by infinitive, in certain cases without to; in the 3d person singular the form is need, not needs):
  2. to be in need or want.
  3. to be necessary:

Origin of needs

before 1000; Middle English nedis, Old English nēdes, orig. genitive of nēd need; see -s1

Examples for needs

Somewhere there is a ship that needs it, or if not, the light does its duty.

Following the Apatow references, Marge informs Homer that she needs to use the “Porta Potty.”

I am extremely affected on my mother's account—more, I must needs say, than on my own.

But the other thing that needs to be done is for us citizens to do.

As if you could be trusted with anything again that needs a schoolboy's intelligence.

It needs to be said: bigotry in the name of religion is still bigotry; child abuse wrapped in a Bible verse is still child abuse.

I must needs try my new-fledged pinions in sonnet, elogy, and madrigal.

He needs a clerk for his law matters, and the Dean said he would speak of me to him.

“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.

Ney said McDonnell needs to “keep a stiff lip” and stay in close contact with family members.

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