Definitions For Need


  • 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
  • Anything that is necessary but lacking
  • A condition requiring relief
  • A state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • A situation in which someone or something must do or have something
  • Something that a person must have : something that is needed in order to live or succeed or be happy
  • A strong feeling that you must have or do something


  • Have need of
  • Have or feel a need for
  • Require as useful, just, or proper
  • To be in a condition or situation in which you must have (something) : to require (something)

Is Need a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Need is worth 5 points in Scrabble and 6 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Need in a Sentence

  • You can always call me at home if the need arises.
  • These new methods reduce the need to use harmful chemicals on crops.
  • We find that there is still a need for further discussion.
  • I need some advice. What do you think of this dress?
  • I just need a couple of minutes to get ready.
  • Most babies need at least 12 hours of sleep a day.

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Antonyms for Need

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