European (Judeo-Christian)
– to dream a need of harbor: inconvenience, suggests insults;
– compliance with such: realization of an idea.

Explanation & Definition:

Short explanation
A requirement for something.

Complete definition
A need is something that is necessary for organisms to live a healthy life. Needs are distinguished from wants because a deficiency would cause a clear negative outcome, such as dysfunction or death. Needs can be objective and physical, such as food, or they can be subjective and psychological, such as the need for self-esteem. On a social level, needs are sometimes controversial. Understanding needs and wants is an issue in the fields of politics, social science, and philosophy.

Synonyms of need
verb: want, require, demand, lack; noun: want, necessity, requirement, poverty, lack, destitution, privation, penury, indigence, distress, demand; plural: wants, necessities, requirements, poverties, lacks, destitutions, privations, penuries, indigences, distresses, demands; related terms: condition, status, deficiency, necessity.