necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary(adj)
"food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
"the necessary consequences of one's actions"
bathroom, toilet, loo
Origin: From necessarye, from necessaire, from necessarius, from necesse, neuter adjective with esse and habeo, probably originating from ne cessum or non cessum, from ne + cessus, perfect passive participle of cedo; see cede.
such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable
impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential
acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; -- opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed
a thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life
a privy; a water-closet
such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station
Origin: [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ncessaire.]
"Necessary" is a song by Japanese j-pop group Every Little Thing, released as their tenth single on September 30, 1998.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nes′es-sar-i, adj. that must be: that cannot be otherwise: unavoidable: indispensable: under compulsion: not free.—n. that which cannot be left out or done without (food, &c.)—used chiefly in pl.: a privy.—ns. Necessā′rian, one who holds the doctrine of necessity; Necessā′rianism, the doctrine that the will is not free, but subject to causes without, which determine its action.—adv. Nec′essarily.—n. Nec′essariness, the state or quality of being necessary.—Necessary truths, such as cannot but be true. [Fr.,—L. necessarius.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'necessary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #503
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'necessary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1047
Rank popularity for the word 'necessary' in Adjectives Frequency: #59
The numerical value of necessary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of necessary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
I feel like I'm not a human being, why is it necessary to separate a mother from her child? Why is all of this necessary?
Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- لازم, ضروريArabic
- necessariCatalan, Valencian
- notwendig, zwangsläufig, nötigGerman
- απαραίτητος, [[ζωτικός, αναπόδραστος, αναπόφευκτοςGreek
- بایسته, لازم, ضروریPersian
- tarvittava, välttämätön, tähdellinen, tärkeäFinnish
- deatamach, riatanachScottish Gaelic
- nesesèHaitian Creole
- nélkülözhetetlen, szükséges, szükségszerű, elengedhetetlenHungarian
- necesse, necessariInterlingua
- 当然, 必要, 必然的Japanese
- нужен, неопходен, потребенMacedonian
- nodig, noodzakelijkDutch
- нужный, необходимыйRussian
- అవసరమైన, కావాల్సినTelugu
- gerekli, elzemTurkish
- ضروری, Urdu
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