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Verb: need  need
  1. Must previously have happened or existed, happen or be in place during (in order for stated thing to be happening or be the case)
    "This job needs a lot of patience and skill";
    - necessitate, ask, postulate, require, take, involve, call for, demand
  2. Have a requirement for
    "This piano needs the attention of a competent tuner";
    - want, require
  3. Have or feel a need for
    "always needing friends and money"
Noun: need  need
  1. A condition requiring relief
    "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work";
    - demand
  2. Anything that is necessary but lacking
    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs";
    - want
  3. The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behaviour
    - motivation, motive
  4. A state of extreme poverty or destitution
    "a general state of need exists among the homeless";
    - indigence, penury, pauperism, pauperization

Sounds like: kneed, k

Derived forms: needed, needing, needs

Type of: be, condition, essential, immiseration, immiserisation [Brit], immiserization, impoverishment, necessary, necessity, poorness, poverty, psychological feature, requirement, requisite, status

Encyclopedia: Need, Stephen