(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
excessive use of drugs
a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal); "a shrub of spreading habit"
have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"
require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs"
a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appall