The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for Needed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  needed \needed\ adj.
     necessary; as, provided them with all needed equipment.
     Opposite of unnecessary.
     Syn: needful, required, requisite.
          [WordNet 1.5]

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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Other creatures all day long
           Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
     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. ).
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all
             things needful" [syn: needed, needful, required,

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229