Need"y (?), a. [Compar. Needer (?); superl. Neediest.]

1.

Distressed by want of the means of living; very por; indigent; necessitous.

Thou shalt open thy hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy in thy land. Deut. xv. 11.

Spare the bluches of needly merit. Dr. T. Dwight.

2.

Necessary; requiste.

[Obs.]

Corn to make your needy bread. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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