Definition of Needful

1. Adjective. Necessary for relief or supply. "Provided them with all things needful"

Exact synonyms: Needed, Required, Requisite
Similar to: Necessary
Derivative terms: Requisite, Requisiteness



Definition of Needful

1. a. Full of need; in need or want; needy; distressing.

Definition of Needful

1. Adjective. Needed; necessary; mandatory; requisite; indispensible. ¹

2. Noun. Anything necessary or requisite. ¹

3. Noun. Ready money; wherewithal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needful

1. something that is needed [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needful

need
need-based
need-fire
need I say more
need it yesterday
need not
neede
needed
needer
needers
needes
needest
needeth
needfire
needfires
needful (current term)
needfull
needfully
needfulness
needfulnesses
needfuls
needier
neediest
needihood
needily
neediness
needinesses
needing
needle
needle-bush

Literary usage of Needful

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1. A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God: Consisting of a Meditation for by William Mason (1803)
"... One thing is needful....Luke x. 42. THE disposition and carriage of the sisters, Martha and Mary, much resemble the different desires and actings of the ..."

2. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"... that what Orders he had given in that Affair ™^ were needful, till the Pleasure of the Trustees could be ° £ber farther known; yet it would be necessary ..."

3. Short Discourses to be Read in Families by William Jay (1812)
"one thing is needful—It is hearing the Saviour's words, it is an attention to the soul, it is—religion. What ! is nothing else necessary ? ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Upon undertaking a special consideration of this topic, I found it needful to examine the recent literature of respiration in animals, the aspect of the ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"... of a system fully occupied with the production of things more needful, namely, materials for the vigorous increase and consolidation of flesh and bone. ..."

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