Definition of needs in English:

needs

Translate needs into Spanish

Pronunciation /nēdz/ /nidz/

adverb

archaic
  • Of necessity.

Phrases

    needs must (or must needs) do something
    archaic
    • Cannot avoid or help doing something.

      ‘they must needs depart’
    needs must
    archaic
    • It is or was necessary or unavoidable.

      ‘if needs must, they will eat any food’
    needs must when the Devil drives
    proverb
    • Sometimes you have to do something you would rather not.

Origin

Old English nēdes(see need, -s).

Pronunciation

needs

/nēdz/ /nidz/