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Must vs. Needs

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The main difference between Must and Needs is that the Must is a winemaking ingredient and Needs is a thing that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life

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  • Must (verb)

    To do with certainty; indicates that the speaker is certain that the subject will have executed the predicate.

    "If it has rained all day, it must be very wet outside."

    "You picked one of two, and it wasn't the first: it must have been the second."

  • Must (verb)

    To do as a requirement; indicates that the sentence subject is required as an imperative or directive to execute the sentence predicate, with failure to do so resulting in a negative consequence.

    "You must arrive in class on time. — the requirement is an imperative"

    "This door handle must be rotated fully. — the requirement is a directive"

    "Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. (Bible, Acts 9:6)"

  • Must (verb)

    said about something that is very likely, probable, or certain to be true

    "The children must be asleep by now."

  • Must (verb)

    To make musty.

  • Must (verb)

    To become musty.

  • Must (noun)

    Something that is mandatory or required.

    "If you'll be out all day, a map is a must."

  • Must (noun)

    The property of being stale or musty.

  • Must (noun)

    Something that exhibits the property of being stale or musty.

  • Must (noun)

    Fruit juice that will ferment or has fermented, usually grapes.

  • Must (noun)

    A time during which male elephants exhibit increased levels of sexual activity and aggressiveness also spelled musth.

  • Must (noun)

    An elephant in this sexual and aggressive state.

  • Needs (adverb)

    Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; often with must, and equivalent to "of need".

    "One must needs run when the devil drives."

  • Needs (noun)

    plural of need

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  • Must

    To be obliged; to be necessitated; - expressing either physical or moral necessity; as, a man must eat for nourishment; we must submit to the laws.

  • Must

    To be morally required; to be necessary or essential to a certain quality, character, end, or result; as, he must reconsider the matter; he must have been insane.

  • Must

    To make musty; to become musty.

  • Must (noun)

    The expressed juice of the grape, or other fruit, before fermentation.

  • Must (noun)

    Mustiness.

  • Must (adjective)

    Being in a condition of dangerous frenzy, usually connected with sexual excitement; - said of adult male elephants which become so at irregular intervals, typicaly due to increased testosterone levels.

  • Needs (adverb)

    Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; - often with must, and equivalent to of need.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Must (noun)

    a necessary or essential thing;

    "seat belts are an absolute must"

  • Must (noun)

    grape juice before or during fermentation

  • Must (noun)

    the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

  • Must (adjective)

    highly recommended;

    "a book that is must reading"

  • Needs (adverb)

    in such a manner as could not be otherwise;

    "it is necessarily so"

    "we must needs by objective"

Princeton's WordNet

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