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Definition of Need


  1. A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.
  2. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
  3. That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business.
  4. Situation of need; peril; danger.
  5. To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.
  6. To be wanted; to be necessary.
  7. Of necessity. See Needs.

Need Quotations

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

Education happens to be something that all people, all cultures, need to embrace. Math, science, the words of the world. To be able to speak and be able to have clarity and to be able to think. Those are the greatest of gifts.
Bill Cosby
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Need Translations

need in Dutch is nodig hebben, hoeven, behoeven, moeten
need in Finnish is tarvita
need in Italian is aver bisogno, usare, richiesta, bisogno, richiesta
need in Latin is difficultas, desiderium, indigeo
need in Portuguese is necessidade
need in Spanish is necesitar, menester, necesidad

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