(noun, adjective)


1. absolutely essential

Similar word(s): obligatory, essential, indispensable, essential, indispensable, incumbent, needed, needful, required, requisite, obligatory

2. unavoidably determined by prior circumstances

- the necessary consequences of one's actions

Similar word(s): inevitable

Sentences with necessary as an adjective:

- Whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.


1. anything indispensable

- food and shelter are necessities of life

Similar word(s): essential, necessity, requirement, requisite

Definition categories: object, thing