Need v. t. [imp. & p. p. Needed; p. pr. & vb. n. Needing.] To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.
Other creatures all day long
Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest. --Milton.
Note: ☞ With another verb, need is used like an auxiliary, generally in a negative sentence expressing requirement or obligation, and in this use it undergoes no change of termination in the third person singular of the present tense. “And the lender need not fear he shall be injured.”
adj : necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all
things needful" [syn: needful, required, requisite]