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needs

 (nēdz)
adv.
Of necessity; necessarily: We must needs go.

[Middle English nedes, from nede, from Old English nēde, genitive of nēd, necessity; see need.]

needs

(niːdz)
adv
(preceded or foll by must) of necessity: we must needs go; we will go, if needs must.
pl n
what is required; necessities: the needs of the third world; his needs are modest.

needs

(nidz)

adv.
of necessity; necessarily (usu. prec. or fol. by must): It must needs be so. It needs must be.
[before 1000; Middle English nedis, Old English nēdes, orig. genitive of nēd need; see -s1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.needs - in such a manner as could not be otherwise; "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"
Translations

needs

[niːdz] ADV if needs be I'll go on my ownsi es necesario or si hace falta iré solo
if needs mustsi hace falta
oh well, needs must!¡qué le vamos a hacer!, ¡qué se le va a hacer!
one or the other must needs prevailuno de los dos habrá de ganar
we must needs walkno tenemos más remedio que ir andando

needs

adv (obs) I must needs away/obeyich muss fort/notwendigerweise gehorchen; needs must if the devil drives (prov) → nolens volens