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English Dictionary: demand by the DICT Development Group
4 results for demand
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
  2. the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
    Antonym(s): supply
  3. required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"
    Synonym(s): requirement, demand
  4. the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): need, demand
  1. request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
    Antonym(s): eliminate, obviate, rid of
  3. claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
    Synonym(s): demand, exact
  4. lay legal claim to
  5. summon to court
  6. ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Demand \De*mand"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demanded}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Demanding}.] [F. demander, LL. demandare to demand,
      summon, send word, fr. L. demandare to give in charge,
      intrust; de- + mandare to commit to one's charge, commission,
      order, command. Cf. {Mandate}, {Commend}.]
      1. To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from,
            as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to
            call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt;
            to demand obedience.
                     This, in our foresaid holy father's name, Pope
                     Innocent, I do demand of thee.            --Shak.
      2. To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a
            peremptory manner; to question.
                     I did demand what news from Shrewsbury. --Shak.
      3. To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need
            of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.
      4. (Law) To call into court; to summon. --Burrill.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Demand \De*mand"\, v. i.
      To make a demand; to inquire.
               The soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what
               shall we do?                                          --Luke iii.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Demand \De*mand"\, n. [F. demande, fr. demander. See {Demand},
      v. t.]
      1. The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a
            peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as
            due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note
            payable on demand.
                     The demand [is] by the word of the holy ones. --Dan.
                                                                              iv. 17.
                     He that has confidence to turn his wishes into
                     demands will be but a little way from thinking he
                     ought to obtain them.                        --Locke.
      2. Earnest inquiry; question; query. --Shak.
      3. A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; desire to
            possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a
            person's company is in great demand.
                     In 1678 came forth a second edition [Pilgrim's
                     Progress] with additions; and then the demand became
                     immense.                                             --Macaulay.
      4. That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing
            claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
      5. (Law)
            (a) The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as
            (b) The right or title in virtue of which anything may be
                  claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.
            (c) A thing or amount claimed to be due.
      {In demand}, in request; being much sought after.
      {On demand}, upon presentation and request of payment.
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