Definitions

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 needed or wanted.
  • noun archaic, in the plural outfit; necessary luggage

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

need +‎ -ment

Examples

  • 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.

    Nuttie's Father

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