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Necessary meaning

necessary - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
  2. 2. Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential.
  3. 3. A privy; a water- closet.
  4. 4. Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.
  5. 5. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; - opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.
  6. 6. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.
  7. 7. Indispensable; unavoidable.
  8. 8. Something indispensable.

necessary - examples of usage

  1. " It is not necessary to say," was the response.
  2. He will go on doing this for as long time as he thinks necessary. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. And somehow Reddy Fox didn't believe that it was at all necessary. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
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