adverb \ˈnēdz\

Definition of NEEDS

:  of necessity :  necessarily <must needs be recognized>

Examples of NEEDS

  1. <the dangers of global warming must needs be recognized—and recognized soon—by the industrialized nations of the world>

Origin of NEEDS

Middle English nedes, from Old English nēdes, from genitive of nēd need
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with NEEDS


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