A condition or situation in which something is required or wanted: crops in need of water; a need for affection. (noun)
Something required or wanted; a requisite: "Those of us who led the charge for these women's issues ... shared a common vision in the needs of women” ( Olympia Snowe). (noun)
Necessity; obligation: There is no need for you to go. (noun)
A condition of poverty or misfortune: The family is in dire need. (noun)
To be under the necessity of or the obligation to: They need not come. (auxiliary-verb)
To have need of; require: The family needs money. See Synonyms at lack. (verb-transitive)
To be in need or want. (verb-intransitive)
To be necessary. (verb-intransitive)
Examples of word nerd
However, as president we need a leader who can bring people together and get things done for the good of all Americans, that is why we * need* Obama.
But it's not the sex or the kid who has a baby at 17 or the fact that people who need to can get divorced, it's that you don't *need* a reason to get divorced anymore, and the sex outside of marriage is *expected* and that it's not about helping someone through a bad time it's about redefining the "bad time" as something good.
If I could be sure that all parents who opt their kids out of the courses would teach them what they need to know -- not what the parents want them to know, but *need* to know, then I wouldn't have said what I said.
No need to realize that if you have some good solid cooking skills, you don't *need* her ridiculous show.
Helen Baker must leave college, because they need her _at home_, -- just think, _need her_!