4 Letters
2 Consonants
2 Vowels
1 Syllables
Origin/Roots
Middle English
Type Of Speech
You can use need as a noun or as a verb in a sentence.
School Grade
Need is set as a grade two word that starts with n, ends with d, 1 syllables, 2 vowels and 4 letters.
Word Information
A 1 syllables noun with the letters d, e and n, 2 consonants, 2 vowels and 1 syllables. The starting characters are n, ne, nee, and ending characters are d, ed, eed, with 4 letters. Need is also a double vowel (ee) word. Find more double vowel words.
Noun Examples
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;
"we did not understand his motivation";
"he acted with the best of motives"
anything that is necessary but lacking;
"he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs";
"I tried to supply his wants"
a condition requiring relief;
"she satisfied his need for affection";
"God has no need of men to accomplish His work";
"there is a demand for jobs"
a state of extreme poverty or destitution;
"their indigence appalled him";
"a general state of need exists among the homeless"
Verb Examples
have need of;
"This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
have or feel a need for;
"always needing friends and money"
require as useful, just, or proper;
"It takes nerve to do what she did";
"success usually requires hard work";
"This job asks a lot of patience and skill";
"This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice";
"This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert";

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Need"

There are 605 synonyms available. These are words that have a similar meaning, mean the same thing or have close definition to need.

Synonym Definition
Absencefailure to be present
Accenta diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Activatingthe activity of causing to have energy and be active
Activationmaking active and effective (as a bomb)
Activea person devoted to the active life
Activityany specific activity
"they avoided all recreational activity"
Actuating
Actuationthe act of propelling
Adoa rapid bustling commotion
Aimhave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

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Anagrams

There are 3 anagrams from need.

Anagram Definition
Needthe 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
"we did not understand his motivation"
"he acted with the best of motives"
Edena beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation
when they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were driven from their paradise (the fall of man)
Ened

View English words with the unique letters used in need. Words With The Letters Den

Derives

Need derives from 6 words.

Word Definition
Actuateput in motion or move to act
"trigger a reaction"
"actuate the circuits"
Inciteprovoke or stir up
"incite a riot"
"set off great unrest among the people"
Motivategive an incentive for action
"This moved me to sacrifice my career"
Movethe act of deciding to do something
"he didn''t make a move to help"
"his first move was to hire a lawyer"
Prompt(computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
Propelcause to move forward with force
"Steam propels this ship"

Hypernyms

Need has 1 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Psychological Feature

Hyponyms

There are 11 hyponyms for need

Word Definition
Ethical Motive
Ethicsthe philosophical study of moral values and rules
Impulsethe act of applying force suddenly;
"the impulse knocked him over"
Irrational Motive
Lifeliving things collectively;
"the oceans are teeming with life"
Mental Energy
Moralityconcern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong;
right or good conduct
Moralsmotivation based on ideas of right and wrong
Psychic Energy
Rational Motive

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