(social welfare) an examination of a person’s physical or social, rather than financial, circumstances, to determine whether he or she is eligible for a particular welfare benefit or service Compare means test
[nee-dee] /ˈni di/ adjective, needier, neediest. 1. in a condition of or want; poverty-stricken; impoverished; extremely poor; destitute. noun 2. (used with a plural verb) needy persons collectively (usually preceded by the): Help the needy. /ˈniːdɪ/ adjective needier, neediest 1. adj. late 12c., neodi “poor, indigent,” from need (n.) + adjectival suffix -y (2). Cf. […]
[ney-el] /neɪˈɛl/ noun 1. Louis Eugène Félix [lwee œ-zhen fey-leeks] /lwi œˈʒɛn feɪˈliks/ (Show IPA), 1904–2000, French physicist: Nobel prize 1970. /French neɛl/ noun 1. Louis (lwi). 1904–2000, French physicist, noted for his research on magnetism; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1970
[neem] /nim/ 1. a product of the seeds of a tropical tree, Azadirachta indica, of the mahogany family, that disrupts reproduction in insects, used as an insecticide. 2. Also called neem tree, nim tree, margosa. the tree itself. /niːm/ noun 1. a large tree of India, Azadirachta indica, all parts of which are useful to […]
[nee-nuh] /ˈni nə/ noun 1. a city in E Wisconsin.