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Definition of "needs" []

  • Of necessity; necessarily: We must needs go. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "needs" in a sentence
  • "Discriminating and broad-minded criticism is what the South needs, —needs it for the sake of her own white sons and daughters, and for the insurance of robust, healthy mental and moral development."
  • "Launched in February 2011, the label needs a little introduction, given that the term "biobased," although familiar-sounding, represents more than meets the eye."
  • "I think the term needs rebranding so that it doesn't have that tinge of moral superiority."