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 adv. suffix
Of necessity; necessarily: We must needs go.
Origin of needsMiddle English nedes from nede from Old English nēde genitive of nēd 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