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Definition of "needed" []

  • To be in want of (verb)
  • To require or be required of necessity (to be or do something); be obliged (verb)
  • Used as an auxiliary in negative and interrogative sentences to express necessity or obligation, and does not add -s when used with he, she, it, and singular nouns (verb)
  • To be essential or necessary to (verb)
  • The fact or an instance of feeling the lack of something (noun)
  • A requirement (noun)
  • Necessity or obligation resulting from some situation (noun)
  • Distress or extremity (noun)
  • Extreme poverty or destitution; penury (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of need. (verb)

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  • Necessary; being needed. (adjective)

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Use "needed" in a sentence
  • "Doubtless the country needed ornament, —needed it very badly indeed, —but it needed energy still more, and capital most of all, for its supply was ridiculously out of proportion to its wants."
  • "Wisdom and power made him carry _just what was needed, in the face of adverse circumstances, and just at the time it was needed_."
  • "Help was never more truly needed, for our poverty was never greater; nor did the help of the Lord ever come more manifestly from himself; for _the brother was gone on a good distance_, it was _between seven and eight o'clock in the morning_, and it was _so short a time before money would have been needed_."