Associations to the word «Necessity»

Wiktionary

NECESSITY, noun. ​ The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite.
NECESSITY, noun. The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
NECESSITY, noun. That which is necessary; a requisite; something indispensable.
NECESSITY, noun. That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.
NECESSITY, noun. The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.
NECESSITY, noun. (legal) Greater utilitarian good; used in justification of a criminal act.
NECESSITY, noun. (legal) (in the plural) Indispensable requirements (of life).

Dictionary definition

NECESSITY, noun. The condition of being essential or indispensable.
NECESSITY, noun. Anything indispensable; "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".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke