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 for Need
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Need \Need\, v. i.
     To be wanted; to be necessary. --Chaucer.
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           When we have done it, we have done all that is in our
           power, and all that needs.               --Locke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Need \Need\, adv.
     Of necessity. See Needs. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Need \Need\ (n[=e]d), n. [OE. need, neod, nede, AS. ne['a]d,
     n[=y]d; akin to D. nood, G. not, noth, Icel. nau[eth]r, Sw. &
     Dan. n["o]d, Goth. nau[thorn]s.]
     1. A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion
        for something; necessity; urgent want.
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              And the city had no need of the sun.  --Rev. xxi.
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              I have no need to beg.                --Shak.
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              Be governed by your needs, not by your fancy. --Jer.
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     2. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence;
        destitution. --Chaucer.
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              Famine is in thy cheeks;
              Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes. --Shak.
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     3. That which is needful; anything necessary to be done;
        (pl.) necessary things; business. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     4. Situation of need; peril; danger. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     Syn: Exigency; emergency; strait; extremity; necessity;
          distress; destitution; poverty; indigence; want; penury.
     Usage: Need, Necessity. Necessity is stronger than need;
            it places us under positive compulsion. We are
            frequently under the necessity of going without that
            of which we stand very greatly in need. It is also
            with the corresponding adjectives; necessitous
            circumstances imply the direct pressure of suffering;
            needy circumstances, the want of aid or relief.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Need \Need\ (n[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Needed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Needing.] [See Need, n. Cf. AS. n[=y]dan to force,
     Goth. nau[thorn]jan.]
     To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to
     require, as supply or relief.
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           Other creatures all day long
           Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest. --Milton.
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     Note: With another verb, need is used like an auxiliary,
           generally in a negative sentence expressing requirement
           or obligation, and in this use it undergoes no change
           of termination in the third person singular of the
           present tense. "And the lender need not fear he shall
           be injured." --Anacharsis (Trans. ).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for
           affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His
           work"; "there is a demand for jobs" [syn: need, demand]
      2: anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient
         means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his
         wants" [syn: need, want]
      3: the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action
         toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which
         gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not
         understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of
         motives" [syn: motivation, motive, need]
      4: a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence
         appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the
         homeless" [syn: indigence, need, penury, pauperism,
      v 1: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do
           what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This
           job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position
           demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls
           for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not
           postulate a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, ask,
           postulate, need, require, take, involve, call
           for, demand] [ant: eliminate, obviate, rid of]
      2: have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent
         tuner" [syn: want, need, require]
      3: have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  169 Moby Thesaurus words for "need":
     absence, ardor, arrearage, ask, bare cupboard, bare necessities,
     bare subsistence, basic, be forced, be hurting for, be in for,
     be in want, be indicated, be necessary, be obliged, be pinched,
     be poor, beggarliness, beggary, break, call, call for,
     cannot do otherwise, cannot help but, charge, claim, clamor for,
     commitment, committal, concupiscence, constraint, covet, crave,
     cry for, cry out for, curiosity, dearth, defalcation, defect,
     defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, demand, demand for,
     deprivation, desideration, desideratum, desire, destitution,
     devoir, difficulty, discontinuity, distress, drive, drought, duty,
     eagerness, emergency, empty purse, essential, essentials, exact,
     exaction, exigency, extremity, famine, fancy, fantasy, fundamental,
     gap, go on welfare, grinding poverty, gripe,
     hand-to-mouth existence, hanker, have, have got to, have need to,
     have occasion for, have to, hiatus, homelessness, hope, horme,
     hunger, impecuniousness, imperfection, impoverishment,
     incompleteness, indigence, indispensable, insufficiency,
     intellectual curiosity, interval, lack, lacuna, libido, long,
     lust for learning, mendicancy, mind, miss, missing link,
     moneylessness, must, must item, necessaries, necessary,
     necessities, necessitousness, necessity, need for, need to,
     needfulness, neediness, needs must, occasion, omission, ought,
     outage, passion, paucity, pauperism, pauperization, penury, pinch,
     pine, pleasure, pleasure principle, poorness, poverty, prerequire,
     prerequirement, prerequisite, privation, require, requirement,
     requisite, requisition, right, run short of, scarcity,
     sexual desire, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, should,
     sine qua non, starvation, starve, stress, take doing,
     the necessary, the needful, thirst, thirst for knowledge, trouble,
     ullage, urge, use, want, want doing, wantage, wanting, will,
     will and pleasure, wish, wish fulfillment, yearn

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