Word of the Day: Need

need / ˈnēd




  1. an obligation

One who believes in himself has no need to convince others.

Laozi, 601 BC-c. 531 BC


  1. a lack of something vital or useful

There is no need like the lack of a friend.

Irish Proverb


  1. a physical or mental requirement

Above and beyond looking after your physical needs, it can be very helpful to think about what activities and hobbies make you smile.

Tara Moss, 1973-


  1. the condition or state of requiring aid

Everyone is in need of encouragement at some time.

David Jeremiah, 1941-


  1. a destitute condition

If you have enough strength to help yourself, you have enough strength to help those in need.

Austin Carlile, 1987-




  1. to be necessary

What is worthwhile must needs be difficult.

Latin Proverb


  1. to require or have a lack of

We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.

Maya Angelou, 1928-2014


  1. auxiliary verb, to be obligated

If the moon is with you, you need not care about the stars.

African Proverb