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Meaning of REQUEST

Pronunciation:  ri'kwest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
  2. [n]  the verbal act of requesting
  3. [v]  express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
  4. [v]  ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
  5. [v]  inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary"

REQUEST is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: asking, bespeak, call for, petition, postulation, quest
 See Also: appeal, appeal, application, apply, arrogate, ask, ask in, ask out, ask over, ask round, beg, beg off, bid, billing, book, call, call, challenge, charge, claim, collection, communicate, content, declare oneself, demand, demand, desire, encore, enjoin, enquire, entreaty, excuse, hold, indirect request, ingathering, inquire, inquiring, invitation, invite out, invoke, lay claim, message, notice, notification, offer, order, order, orison, pass, pass on, petition, pop the question, prayer, propose, put across, questioning, reserve, say, seek, solicit, solicitation, speech act, subject matter, substance, supplicate, take out, tap, tell, trick or treat, wish, wonder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*quest"\ (r?-kw[hand]st"), n. [OE. requeste, OF.
    requeste, F. requ?te, LL. requesta, for requisita, fr. L.
    requirere, requisitum, to seek again, ask for. See {Require},
    and cf. {Quest}.]
    1. The act of asking for anything desired; expression of
       desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition;
             I will marry her, sir, at your request. --Shak.
    2. That which is asked for or requested. ``He gave them their
       request.'' --Ps. cvi. 15.
             I will both hear and grant you your requests.
    3. A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to
       be sought after or asked for; demand.
             Knowledge and fame were in as great request as
             wealth among us now.                  --Sir W.
    {Court of Requests}.
       (a) A local tribunal, sometimes called {Court of
           Consience}, founded by act of Parliament to facilitate
           the recovery of small debts from any inhabitant or
           trader in the district defined by the act; -- now
           mostly abolished.
       (b) A court of equity for the relief of such persons as
           addressed the sovereign by supplication; -- now
           abolished. It was inferior to the Court of Chancery.
           [Eng.] --Brande & C.
    Syn: Asking; solicitation; petition; prayer; supplication;
         entreaty; suit.
  2. \Re*quest"\ (r?-kw?st"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Requested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Requesting}.] [Cf. OF.
    requester, F. requ[^e]ter.]
    1. To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to
       solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor.
    2. To address with a request; to ask.
             I request you To give my poor host freedom. --Shak.
    Syn: To ask; solicit; entreat; beseech. See {Beg}.