verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of need
SYNONYMS FOR need
Related formsneed·er, nounun·need·ed, adjectivewell-need·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for needing
Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
Those wishing—or needing—to give it up will be forced to do so on their own, without the support of formal medical care.
Many of the reasons these women claim for not needing feminism are embarrassingly bad.You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.|Emily Shire|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If it had happened an hour earlier…” Patterson began to say then stopped, not needing to voice the implication.My Building Exploded. I Survived: Harlem Miracle Man Tells His Story|Michael Daly|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He did mention the possibility of needing a kidney one day, which I guess is something.Should You Divorce Your Family After the Holidays?|Keli Goff|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He came to be one not needing anything to be that one but complete remembering that he had arranged that thing.Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein|Gertrude Stein
During the week he spent in the region, needing the services of a likely boy, he came to know and like Silas.The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories|Paul Laurence Dunbar
I haven't been able to save any money, and my mother is an invalid, needing much care.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish|Vance Barnum
And was it not possible, yea, even likely that his aunt might be needing a bonnet right away.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
She was still in her room, however, needing rest, and sent down word that she would rather be alone until the evening.The Tremendous Event|Maurice Leblanc
British Dictionary definitions for needing
Word Origin for need
Idioms and Phrases with needing
In addition to the idiom beginning with need
- needle in a haystack
- needless to say
- need like a hole in the head
- cry for (crying need for).