Meaning of NECESSARY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ nesɪsəri ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Something that is necessary is needed in order for something else to happen.

I kept the engine running because it might be necessary to leave fast...

We will do whatever is necessary to stop them...

Is that really necessary?...

Make the necessary arrangements.

≠ unnecessary

ADJ : oft it v-link ADJ to-inf


A necessary consequence or connection must happen or exist, because of the nature of the things or events involved.

Wastage was no doubt a necessary consequence of war...

Scientific work is differentiated from art by its necessary connection with the idea of progress.



If you say that something will happen if necessary , when necessary , or where necessary , you mean that it will happen if it is necessary, when it is necessary, or where it is necessary.

If necessary, the airship can stay up there for days to keep out of danger...

The army needs men who are willing to fight, when necessary...

All the rigging had been examined, and renewed where necessary.

PHRASE : PHR with cl

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