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ˈnɛs əˌsɛr inec·es·sa·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessaryadjective

    anything indispensable

    "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"

  2. necessaryadjective

    absolutely essential

  3. necessaryadjective

    unavoidably determined by prior circumstances

    "the necessary consequences of one's actions"

Wiktionary

  1. necessarynoun

    bathroom, toilet, loo

    Etymology: 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.

  2. necessaryadjective

    needed, required

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Necessaryadjective

    such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable

    Etymology: [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ncessaire.]

  2. Necessaryadjective

    impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential

    Etymology: [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ncessaire.]

  3. Necessaryadjective

    acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; -- opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed

    Etymology: [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ncessaire.]

  4. Necessarynoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ncessaire.]

  5. Necessarynoun

    a privy; a water-closet

    Etymology: [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ncessaire.]

  6. Necessarynoun

    such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station

    Etymology: [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. ncessaire.]

Freebase

  1. Necessary

    "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

  1. Necessary

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. necessary

    A just and right requirement.

    It is necessary to comply with the government guidelines to ensure we all continue to the moment we have optimum health on planet earth with our collective agreement that it is the priority.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'necessary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #503

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'necessary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1047

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'necessary' in Adjectives Frequency: #59

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of necessary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of necessary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of necessary in a Sentence

  1. Vladimir Putin:

    I agree with him, and to have a meaningful discussion, our ministries of foreign affairs and experts should get involved and work closely together, and of course a meeting in person is necessary.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    We have been engaged in many messages, even this moment right here, communicating to Iran that we are there to deter aggression, president Trump does not want war and we will continue to communicate that message while doing the things that are necessary to protect American interests in the region.

  3. Scott Morrison:

    I know they will be some in Brisbane today asking ‘why is this necessary? There is only one case’. Well, this isn’t any ordinary case. This is a very special case and one that requires us to treat things quite differently.

  4. Charles Horton Cooley:

    Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.

  5. South Dakota:

    This is a great day for South Dakota. We have long fought the battle to defend Main Street businesses and now with today's ruling, all businesses will compete on a level playing field, rejecting the physical presence rule is necessary to ensure that artificial competitive advantages are not created by this court's precedents.

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