Definitions for necessary

Definitions for (noun) necessary

Main entry: necessary, necessity, essential, requirement, requisite

Definition: anything indispensable

Usage: 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

Definitions for (adj) necessary

Main entry: necessary

Definition: unavoidably determined by prior circumstances

Usage: the necessary consequences of one's actions

Main entry: necessary

Definition: absolutely essential

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