needed etymology

English word needed comes from English need, English -ed

Detailed word origin of needed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
need English (eng) (countable, and, uncountable) A requirement for something; something needed.. Lack of means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution. (intransitive) To be required; to be necessary.. (modal verb) To be obliged or required (to do something).. (obsolete, transitive) To be necessary (to someone).. (transitive) To have an absolute requirement for.. (transitive) To want strongly; to feel [...]
-ed English (eng) Used to form past participles of (regular) verbs. See -en and -t for variants. Used to form past tenses of (regular) verbs. In linguistics, it is used for the base form of any past form. See -t for a variant. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.. As an extension of the above, when used along with an adjective preceding the noun, [...]
needed English (eng) Necessary; being required.

Words with the same origin as needed

Descendants of -ed
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