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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”