(Need"y) a. [Compar. Needier ; superl. Neediest.]
1. Distressed by want of the means of living; very poor; 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 blushes of needly merit.Dr. T. Dwight.
2. Necessary; requisite. [Obs.]
Corn to make your needy bread.Shak.
(Neeld Neele) , n. [See Needle.] A needle. [Obs.] Shak.
(Neel"ghau) n. (Zoöl.) See Nylghau.
(Neem" tree`) [Hind. nim.] (Bot.) An Asiatic name for Melia Azadirachta, and M. Azedarach.
(Neer) adv. & a. Nearer. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ne'er) adv. a contraction of Never.
(Neese) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Neesed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Neesing.] [OE. nesen; akin to D. niezen,
G. niesen, Icel. hnjosa.] To sneeze. [Obs.] [Written also neeze.]
(Nees"ing) n. Sneezing. [Obs.] "By his neesings a light doth shine." Job xli. 18.
(||Ne` ex"e*at) [L. ne exeat regno let him not go out of the kingdom.] (Law) A writ to restrain
a person from leaving the country, or the jurisdiction of the court. The writ was originally applicable to
purposes of state, but is now an ordinary process of courts of equity, resorted to for the purpose of obtaining
bail, or security to abide a decree. Kent.
(Nef) n. [F. See Nave.] The nave of a church. Addison.
(Ne"fand Ne*fan"dous) , a. [L. nefandus not to be spoken; ne not + fari to speak.] Unfit to
speak of; unmentionable; impious; execrable. [Obs.] "Nefand adominations." Sheldon. "Nefandous high
treason." Cotton Mather.
(Ne*fa"ri*ous) a. [L. nefarius, fr. nefas crime, wrong; ne not + fas divine law; akin to fari to
speak. See No, adv., and Fate.] Wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously villainous; execrable; detestably
Syn. Iniquitous; detestable; horrible; heinious; atrocious; infamous; impious. See Iniquitous.
Ne*fa"ri*ous*ly, adv. Ne*fa"ri*ous*ness, n.
(||Ne"fasch) n. (Zoöl.) Any fish of the genus Distichodus. Several large species inhabit the
(Ne"fast) a. [L. nefastus.] Wicked. [R.]
(Ne*ga"tion) n. [L. negatio, fr. negare to say no, to deny; ne not + the root of aio I say; cf.
Gr. Skr. ah to say; cf. F. négation. See No, adv., and cf. Adage, Deny, Renegade.]