necessity is the mother of invention

Definition of necessity is the mother of invention

  1. —used to say that new ways to do things are found or created when there is a strong and special need for them

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the quality or state of being necessary

    :  pressure of circumstance

    :  physical or moral compulsion

  1. :  a female parent

    :  a woman in authority

    :  the superior of a religious community of women

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a mother

    :  bearing the relation of a mother

    :  derived from or as if from one's mother

  1. :  to give birth to

    :  to give rise to :  produce

    :  to care for or protect like a mother

  1. :  mother of vinegar

  1. :  discovery, finding

    :  productive imagination :  inventiveness

    :  something invented: such as

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