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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
References in classic literature ?
Pontellier's mind was quite at rest concerning the present material needs of her children, and she could not see the use of anticipating and making winter night garments the subject of her summer meditations.
Though an arrow is a near shot, and needs a knife to finish the work.
The words, "Watch over him, Christie; he needs a woman's care," again echoed in her ears, as if borne on the night wind from the lonely grave in the lonelier cemetery by the distant sea.
The matter is disagreeably delicate to handle; but, since the reader must needs be let into the secret, he will please to understand, that, about a century ago, the head of the Pyncheons found himself involved in serious financial difficulties.
But it is a strange experience, to a man of pride and sensibility, to know that his interests are within the control of individuals who neither love nor understand him, and by whom, since one or the other must needs happen, he would rather be injured than obliged.
Few of my countrymen can know what it is; nor, as frequent transplantation is perhaps better for the stock, need they consider it desirable to know.
Meanwhile, there I was, a Surveyor of the Revenue and, so far as I have been able to understand, as good a Surveyor as need be.
Surveyor Pue, emphatically nodding the head that looked so imposing within its memorable wig; "do this, and the profit shall be all your own You will shortly need it; for it is not in your days as it was in mine, when a man's office was a life-lease, and oftentimes an heirloom.
Then, at such an hour, and with this scene before him, if a man, sitting all alone, cannot dream strange things, and make them look like truth, he need never try to write romances.
For to go as a passenger you must needs have a purse, and a purse is but a rag unless you have something in it.
A year seems very long to wait before I see them, but remind them that while we wait we may all work, so that these hard days need not be wasted.
I need a vacation, and maybe a good baseball game "