Definition for must

noun as in necessity, essential


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Ohio is a must-win swing state for Republicans if they are to reclaim the White House.

During the Showtime era, Lakers games became a must-see event that attracted fans and celebrities alike.

In other words, this book is a must-read for every U.S. citizen.

Meyers still has a way to go if he wants to make his new weeknight gig must-see daily viewing.

It's now a must-have wardrobe staple, similar to that of the t-shirt or a pair of jeans.

All of a sudden the Writer and the Sketcher found themselves thrust into the presence of He-who-must-be-obeyed.

All of a sudden, with one accord, they put to the Sphinx the question that He-who-must-be-obeyed had asked them.

Had not He-who-must-be-obeyed ordered them to seek out the solution of the Great Conundrum?

The starching, the fluting, the ironing, all take precious hours that might be employed upon some of the must-haves.

It was that terrible once-on-board-the-lugger-and-the-girl-is-mine-I-must-and-shall-possess-her feeling in its most acute form.

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On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to must, such as: precondition, prerequisite, requisite, charge, commitment, and committal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.