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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inevitably, necessarily, of necessity, needsadverb

    in such a manner as could not be otherwise

    "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"


  1. needsadverb

    Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; often with must, and equivalent to "of need".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Needsadverb

    of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; -- often with must, and equivalent to of need

    Etymology: [Orig. gen. of need, used as an adverb. Cf. -wards.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'needs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #963

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'needs' in Written Corpus Frequency: #790

Anagrams for needs »

  1. denes

  2. dense

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of needs in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of needs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of needs in a Sentence

  1. Dave Arnold:

    Whether you’re using techniques I’m interested in or completely classic techniques, it’s the same thing: You need to care about what you’re doing. Your primary concern needs to be a high-quality experience for your customers, most of the things we do at the bar you only need to adopt if you want to make certain styles or classes of drink. But in the future, as these techniques become more common, the question will be ‘Why wouldn’t you want to make that drink?’ Once it becomes easier to adopt these new technologies, more and more people will.

  2. Jeon Kyong-man:

    Kim is talking to Trump because he needs to get the United States to back off sanctions. After that, headlines will be all about Kim and Xi Jinping.

  3. Juvencio Maeztu:

    You need to understand what life's about and then the range is presented to give solutions to the needs and frustrations.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    .@JebBush has embarrassed himself his family with his incompetent campaign for President. He should remain true to himself, the last thing our country needs is another BUSH! Dumb as a rock!

  5. The Emmy-winning actor:

    Somebody great is going to come up, I hope, i ’d love to run for that kind of position to just have things be very common sense. There are so many things that this country needs to do that are so obvious.

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. huff
    • B. gloat
    • C. flub
    • D. aberrate

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