English noun: necessity
|1.||necessity (state) the condition of being essential or indispensable|
|Broader (hypernym)||demand, need|
|Narrower (hyponym)||requisiteness, urgency|
|Attribute||necessary, unnecessary, unneeded|
|2.||necessity (object) anything indispensable|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||essential, necessary, requirement, requisite|
|Narrower (hyponym)||desideratum, must, need, want|