needy

Needy \Need"y\, a. [Compar. {Needier}; superl. {Neediest}.] 1. Distressed by want of the means of living; very poor; indigent; necessitous. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt open thy hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy in thy land. --Deut. xv. 11. [1913 Webster] Spare the blushes of needy merit. --Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster] 2. Necessary; requisite. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Corn to make your needy bread. --Shak. [1913 Webster]