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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  14. 
 
  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 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demand 
  n  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"  [ant:  {supply}] 
  3:  a  condition  requiring  relief;  "she  satified  his  need  for 
  affection";  "God  has  no  need  of  men  to  accomplish  His 
  work";  "there  is  a  demand  for  jobs"  [syn:  {need}] 
  4:  required  activity;  "the  requirements  of  his  work  affected 
  his  health";  "there  were  many  demands  on  his  time"  [syn:  {requirement}] 
  5:  the  act  of  demanding;  "the  kidnapper's  exorbitant  demands 
  for  money" 
  v  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  demands 
  a  spectacular  dessert"  [syn:  {necessitate},  {ask},  {need}, 
  {require},  {take},  {involve},  {call  for}]  [ant:  {obviate}] 
  3:  claim  as  due  or  just  "The  bank  demanded  payment  of  the 
  loan"  [syn:  {exact}] 
  4:  lay  legal  claim  to 
  5:  summon  to  court 
  6:  ask  to  be  informed  of:  "I  demand  an  explanation" 




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