anything that is necessary but lacking the state of having to have something that you do not have
- "Save it for future needs"
- "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"
- "A man is in need of food"
a feeling or state of strongly wanting something
- "He felt the need of a long walk"
- "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"
- "she satified his need for affection"
- "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
To have an absolute requirement for
- "Living things need water to survive"