of necessity; necessarily: with must: he must needs obey
Origin of needsMiddle English nedes ; from Old English nedes, nydes ; from nied (see need) + -s, genitive and amp; adv. suffix
Of necessity; necessarily: We must needs go.
Origin of needsMiddle English nedes, from nede, from Old English n&emacron;de, genitive of n&emacron;d, necessity; see need.
- Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; often with must, and equivalent to "of need".
- plural form of need
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of need