Etymology: [ ne-s&-"ser-E ] (adjective.) 14th century. Middle English necessarye Old French necessaire Latin necessārius (“unavoidable, inevitable, indispensable, requisite”) necesse (“unavoidable, inevitable, indispensable”), neuter adjective with esse and habeō (“I have”), probably originating from ne cessum or non cessum ne (“not”) + cessus, perfect passive participle of cēdō (“I yield”); see cede.
If you say that something will happen if necessary, when necessary, or where necessary, you mean that it will happen if it is necessary, when it is necessary, or where it is necessary. If necessary, the airship can stay up there for days to keep out of danger The army needs men who are willing to fight, when necessary All the rigging had been examined, and renewed where necessary
Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed
A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life
Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station
Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requisite; essential
A privy; a water-closet
Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable
An expense that is appropriate and helpful in furthering the taxpayer's business or income-producing activity See also Ordinary defined elsewhere in this glossary
A necessary consequence or connection must happen or exist, because of the nature of the things or events involved. Wastage was no doubt a necessary consequence of war Scientific work is differentiated from art by its necessary connection with the idea of progress
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"
Something that is necessary is needed in order for something else to happen. I kept the engine running because it might be necessary to leave fast We will do whatever is necessary to stop them Is that really necessary? Make the necessary arrangements. unnecessary
something that is essential or imperative; essentials of life (food, clothing, and shelter) isim
A sentence, proposition thought, or judgement is necessary if it is true of any possible world Some philosophers (e g A J Ayer) maintain that the truths of logic and mathematics are necessary because they are a priori, and a priori simply because they are analytic; similarly maintaining that contigent, a posteriori, and asynthetic are equivalent
An organization acknowledges that technology has its place, but it also has its critics within the organization They know that technology is something that they have to do, but are slow to take advantage of any new technologies Often these organizations wait until the situation is so bad before investing in new technology that they make poor choices and are left with frustrated members and goals going unmet Because the situation is so bad by the time technology is eventually implemented, organizations in this category are always playing catch-up
unavoidably determined by prior circumstances; "the necessary consequences of one's actions" absolutely essential
A dental service or supply is necessary if it is: Prescribed, recommended and approved by an individual's dentist or physician, For the diagnosis, care or treatment of an injury, condition or disease, Consistent with the diagnosis and is appropriate, given the symptoms, Generally accepted by the American dental community, and Not experimental or investigational
must be used -- " determine which from the list below it are necessary to solve the problem " (117)
unavoidably determined by prior circumstances; "the necessary consequences of one's actions"
perforce - "Adult immigrants must perforce learn some English, and their children are likely to become English monolinguals."
To be necessary.
necessary or indispensable items - "Mechanically he returned home, gathered together a few small necessaries and special treasures he was fond of, and put them in a satchel; acting with slow deliberation, moving about the room like a sleep-walker; listening ever with parted lips."
inevitably; of necessity
of necessity, as a logical result, unavoidably
If you say that something necessarily happens or is the case, you mean that it has to happen or be the case and cannot be any different. The most desirable properties necessarily command astonishingly high prices Tourism is an industry that has a necessarily close connection with governments. = inevitably
in such a manner as could not be otherwise; "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"
vagueness If you say that something is not necessarily the case, you mean that it may not be the case or is not always the case. Anger is not necessarily the most useful or acceptable reaction to such events A higher fee does not necessarily mean a better course. If you reply `Not necessarily', you mean that what has just been said or suggested may not be true. `He was lying, of course.' --- `Not necessarily.'
as a highly likely consequence; "we are necessarily bound for federalism in Europe"
as a highly likely consequence; "we are necessarily bound for federalism in Europe
in an essential manner; "such expenses are necessarily incurred" as a highly likely consequence; "we are necessarily bound for federalism in Europe
In a necessary manner; by necessity; unavoidably; indispensably
in an essential manner; "such expenses are necessarily incurred"