from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Something needed or wanted; a requisite; a necessary.
- noun Need.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Archaic, Archaic, Archaic Something needed or wanted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun archaic Something
- noun archaic, in the plural
outfit; necessary luggage
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Her father had grown used to woman's ministrations; he needed them for his precious little heir, and he knew his daughter moreover for a severe judge, and did not want to alienate her and lose her services; so they got on fairly well together, and she shared his luncheon, during which a message came up about the carriage; and as there had been an application for some nursery needment, and moreover black-edged envelopes had run short, there was just purpose enough for a drive to the little town.