necessaire

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nécessaire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

necessaire ‎(plural necessaires)

  1. A small case for holding personal items.
    • 1945, Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love, Penguin 2010, p. 111:
      While this was being made they missed one boat, and, by the time it was ready, the sleuths were on their track – this unlucky medicine chest having played the same part that Marie Antoinette's nécessaire did in the escape to Varennes.

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

necessaire m, f (plural necessaires)

  1. necessary; required; needed