sb. need, peril, business, also as pred. adj. necessary, needfulVariants: neode, niede, neod,ned, need, neid, nedes, pl., nede, adv., necessarily,nedes, needs, of necessity, nedis, neodes, needely, nedelich, Der.: nedful, needy, necessary nedfol, neodful, needles, needlessly neidwais, of necessity, Etymology: Old Mercian néd, Anglo-Saxon nýd : Gothic nauths; cp. Old Saxon nód Old High German nót