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Meaning of DEMAND

Pronunciation:  di'mand

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
  2. [n]  required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"
  3. [n]  an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
  4. [n]  the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
  5. [n]  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"
  6. [v]  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"
  7. [v]  claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
  8. [v]  ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
  9. [v]  summon to court
  10. [v]  lay legal claim to
  11. [v]  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 postulates a patient's consent"
 

DEMAND is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: ask, call for, exact, involve, necessitate, need, need, postulate, require, requirement, take
 
 Antonyms: eliminate, obviate, rid of, supply
 
 See Also: activity, ask, bespeak, call, call, call for, call in, challenge, cite, claim, claim, claim, clamor, clamour, command, condition, consumption, cost, cry for, cry out for, deficiency, draw, dun, duty, economic consumption, economic process, exaction, expect, govern, imply, insistence, insisting, lack, margin call, necessity, obligation, pay claim, petition, postulation, quest, request, request, require, requisition, responsibility, status, summon, summons, ultimatum, usance, use, use of goods and services, wage claim, want, want

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \De*mand"\, v. i.
    To make a demand; to inquire.
    
          The soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what
          shall we do?                             --Luke iii.
                                                   14.
    
    
  3. \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
           due.
       (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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