NEED, n. [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.

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

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

NEED, v.t. [ 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.

NEED,v.i. 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.