necessary Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun anything indispensable
requirement; requisite; essential; necessity.
- food and shelter are necessities of life
- the essentials of the good life
- allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
- a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
adjective absolutely essential
adjective satellite unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
- the necessary consequences of one's actions
Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
Death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come. Shak.
Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential."'T is necessary he should die." Shak.
A certain kind of temper is necessary to the pleasure and quiet of our minds. Tillotson.
Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; -- opposed to free; as, whether man is a. necessaryor a free agent is a question much discussed
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. necessariesof life
A privy; a water-closet.
(Law) Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.
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