- need, necessity
- ann 'am fheum - in my time of need
- 'S e am feum a thug air sin a dhèanamh. - Dire necessity made him do that.
- use, usefulness
- Chan eil feum annad. - There is no use in you.
- Dè is feum dha? - What is the use of it?
- Is beag feum a tha ort. - You are quite useless.
- Chan eil feum ort. - There is no occasion for (or need of) you.