1. the condition of being essential or indispensable

Definition categories: state, demand, need

2. anything indispensable

- food and shelter are necessities of life

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

Definition categories: object, thing

Sentences with necessity as a noun:

- I bought a new table out of necessity. My old one was ruined.

- A tent is a necessity if you plan on camping.

- doctrine of necessity