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  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
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Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NEED, noun [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 26:65.

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

I know how to abound and to suffer need Philippians 4:12.

NEED, verb transitive [ 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 9:12.

NEED, verb intransitive 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.

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NEEDED, participle passive Wanted.

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NEEDER, noun One that wants.

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

All things needful for defense abound.

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NEEDFULLY, adverb Necessarily.

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NEEDILY, adverb [from needy] In want or poverty.

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NEEDINESS, noun [from needy] Want; poverty; indigence.

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NEEDING, participle present tense Wanting; requiring, as supply or relief.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Used only in the proverb, "to pass through a needle's eye" (Matthew 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25). Some interpret the expression as referring to the side gate, close to the principal gate, usually called the "eye of a needle" in the East; but it is rather to be taken literally. The Hebrew females were skilled in the use of the needle (Exodus 28:39; 26:36; Judges 5:30).

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NEEDLE, noun [G. something sharp or pointed. It may be allied to nettle.]

1. A small instrument of steel pointed at one end, with an eye at the other to receive a thread; used in sewing and embroidery. Needles are also used by surgeons in sewing up wounds.

2. A small pointed piece of steel used in the mariners compass, which by its magnetic quality is attracted and directed to the pole, and thus enables navigators to steer their ships the course intended.

3. Any crystalized substance in the form of a needle

Dipping needle a magnetic needle that dips or inclines downwards.

NEEDLE, verb transitive To form crystals in the shape of a needle

NEEDLE, verb intransitive To shoot in crystalization into the form of needles; as needled prisms.

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NEEDLE-FISH, noun A fish of the genus Syngnathus. The middle of the body is hexangular. Also, the sea-urchin.

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NEEDLEFUL, noun As much thread as is put at once in a needle.

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NEEDLE-MAKER, noun One who manufactures needles.

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NEEDLE-ORE, noun Acicular bismuth glance.

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NEEDLER, noun One who manufactures needles.

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NEEDLE-SHELL, noun The sea-urchin.

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NEEDLESS, adjective

1. Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite; as needless labor; needless expenses.

2. Not wanting.

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NEEDLESSLY, adverb Without necessity.

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NEEDLESSNESS, noun Unnecessariness.

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NEEDLE-STONE, noun A mineral of the zeolite family.

Naves Topical Index

See Embroidery

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NEEDLEWORK, noun Work executed with a needle; or the business of a seamstress. It is used particularly for embroidery.

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NEEDLE-ZEOLITE, noun A species of zeolite of a grayish white color.

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NEEDMENT, noun Something needed or wanted. [Not used.]

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

A trial at law must needs be innocent in itself.

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NEEDY, adjective Necessitous; indigent; very poor; distressed by want of the means of living.

To relieve the needy and comfort the afflicted, are duties that fall in our way every day.

Spare the blushes of needy merit.