Noun Definition


1.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):demand

Category: General

2.Definition: a state of extreme poverty or destitution

"Their indigence appalled him", "A general state of need exists among the homeless"

Related Noun(s):indigence, pauperism, pauperization, penury

Category: General

3.Definition: anything that is necessary but lacking

"He had sufficient means to meet his simple needs", "I tried to supply his wants"

Related Noun(s):want

Category: Objects

4.Definition: 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

Related Noun(s):motivation, motive

Category: General