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Necessity meaning

necessity - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.
  2. 2. The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
  3. 3. That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.
  4. 4. The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.
  5. 5. That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; - often in the plural.
  6. 6. That which must be; compulsion; need; poverty.

necessity - examples of usage

  1. She not only forgave Elizabeth her hasty act, but took time to explain to her that this was a custom old as examinations themselves, and a necessity.
  2. The on'y real necessity is to have it done before Norah comes home." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. " I can't quite see the necessity," said Peggy. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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