KJV Dictionary Definition: need


NEED, n. to be in want. The primary sense is to press.

1. Want; occasion for something; necessity; a state that requires supply or relief. It sometimes expresses urgent want; pressing exigency.

What further need have we of witnesses? Matthew 26.

2. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence.

I know how to abound and to suffer need. Philippians 4.

NEED, v.t. to compel To want; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.

They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. Matthew 9.

NEED,v.i. To be wanted; to be necessary.

When we have done it, we have done all that is in our power, and all that needs. Not used.

Need is often used as an auxiliary, or at least without the personal termination.

And the lender need not fear he shall be injured.


NEEDED, pp. Wanted.


NEEDFUL, a. Necessary, as supply or relief; requisite.

All things needful for defense abound.


NEEDING, ppr. Wanting; requiring, as supply or relief.


NEEDS, adv. Necessarily; indispensably; generally used with must.