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Definition of Demand

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claim, require; strongly request
claim, requirement; strong request
Demand Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Demand Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.
  
(v. t.)
To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.
  
(v. t.)
To call into court; to summon.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.
  
(v. t.)
The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
  
(v. t.)
Earnest inquiry; question; query.
  
(v. t.)
A thing or amount claimed to be due.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. i.)
To make a demand; to inquire.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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.
2. to inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question. i did demand what news from shrewsbury.
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.
demand
\de*mand"\, v. i. to make a demand; to inquire. the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, and what shall we do? ii. 14.
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. 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.
2. earnest inquiry; question; query.
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.
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.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
n., éileamh
v., ráchairt
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Arch = n. a request, a petition, a demand, n. a trunk, or chest, a. chief, topmost, principal
Dyerchi = v. to demand
Erchi = to ask, to demand
Gofyn = n. a demand, question, v. to demand, to ask
Hawl = n. a demand; a claim
Anagram
      madden      damned
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
(antonym) supply
(hypernym) economic process
(hyponym) consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services
2. an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
(hypernym) request, petition, postulation
(hyponym) challenge
3. 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) need
(hypernym) condition, status
(hyponym) lack, deficiency, want
(derivation) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for
4. the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) exaction
(derivation) exact
5. required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"
(synonym) requirement
(hypernym) duty, responsibility, obligation
(derivation) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for

Verb
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"
(hypernym) request, bespeak, call for, quest
(hyponym) want
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 postulates a patient's consent"
(synonym) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for
(hyponym) claim, take, exact
(verb-group) claim, take, exact
(derivation) requirement
3. claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
(synonym) exact
(hypernym) claim
(hyponym) command
4. lay legal claim to
(hypernym) claim
5. summon to court
(hypernym) summon, summons, cite
6. ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
(hypernym) request, bespeak, call for, quest
Demand Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Guide to Futures and Options Market Terminology : English-English
The desire to purchase economic goods or services (and the financial ability to do so) at the market price constitutes demand. When many purchasers demand a good at the market price, their combined purchasing power constitutes "demand." As this combined demand increases or decreases, other things remaining constant, the price of the good tends to rise or fall.
Demand Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Economics Glossary
The maximum quantities of some good that people will choose (or buy) at different prices. An identical definition is the relative value of the marginal unit of some good when different quantities of that good are available.
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
The willingness and ability of the people within a market area to purchase particular amounts of a good or service at a variety of alternative prices during a specified time period.
[See also: law of demand, demand curve, demand schedule, supply]
Other things being held constant, the lower the price of a good (or service), the greater the quantity of it that will be demanded by purchasers at any given time.
[See also: demand curve , demand schedule , demand , law of supply ]
Dream Dictionary
To dream that a demand for charity comes in upon you, denotes that you will be placed in embarrassing situations, but by your persistency you will fully restore your good standing. If the demand is unjust, you will become a leader in your profession. For a lover to command you adversely, implies his, or her, leniency.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Demand Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
See Energy demand.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Bureau of Labor Statistics Glossary
Job openings resulting from employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave an occupation.
© U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
(1) As a term in economics, demand means the amount of a commodity (good or service) that would be purchased at a given price. An associated term is [DEMAND FUNCTION,] which presents the demand-versus-price relationship. A demand function for a given commodity is compared with a corresponding [SUPPLY function ] to determine the EQUILIBRIUM PRICE: a price at which the supply offered matches the demand. (2) In another usage, demand means the amount of a commodity required for a certain purpose. It often relates to the future, as in: "the world energy demand in the year 2030 will be 35 terawatts." Implicit in this statement is that the price of energy as well as other economic conditions will be such that 35 terawatts will be consumed (purchased) if technically available. (IIASA)

Technical English by wpv
The probable maximum rate of water flow as determined by the number of water supply fixture units.
Demand Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
A claim; a legal obligation.

Demand is a word greater than any other word except claim in its signification. Hence a release of all demands is, in general, a release of all covenants, real and personal, conditions, whether broken or not, annuities, recognizances, obligations, contracts, and the like.

But a release of all demands does not discharge rent before it is due, if it be a rent incident to the reversion; for the rent was not only not due, but the consideration - the future enjoyment of the lands - for which the rent was to be given, was not executed.

Practice. A requisition or a request by one individual to another to do a particular thing.

Demands are either express or implied. In many cases, an express demand must be made before the commencement of an action, some of which will be considered below; in other cases an implied demand is all that the law requires, and the bringing of an action is a sufficient demand in those cases.

A demand is frequently necessary to secure to a man all his rights, both in actions arising on contracts and those which are founded on some tort. It is requisite also, when it is intended to bring the party into contempt for not performing an order which has been made a rule of court.

Whether a demand is requisite before the plaintiff can commence an action arising on contract depends upon express or implied stipulations of the parties. In case of the sale of property, for example, to be paid for on delivery, a demand of it must be made before the commencement of an action for non-delivery, and proved on the trial, unless it can be shown that the seller has incapacitated himself by a resale and delivery of the property to another person, or otherwise.

On the same principles, a request on a general promise to marry is requisite, unless it be dispensed with by the party's marrying another person, which puts it out of his power to fulfil his contract, or that he refuses to marry at any time.

A demand of rent must always be made before a re-entry for the non-payment of rent.

When a note is given and no time of payment is mentioned, it is payable immediately.

There are cases where a demand is not originally necessary, but becomes so by the act of the obligor. On a promissory note no express demand of payment is requisite before bringing an action, but if the debtor tenders the amount due to the creditor on the note, it becomes necessary before bringing an action to make a demand of the debtor for payment of the very sum tendered.

When a debt or obligation is payable, and no day of payment is fixed, it is payable on demand. The demand must, however, be made in a reasonable time, for after the lapse of manyy years, a presumption will arise that the note has been paid; but, like some other presumptions, it may be rebutted by showing the fact that the note remains unpaid.

When demand of the payment of a debt secured by note or other instrument is made, the party making it should be ready to deliver up such note or instrument on payment. If it has been lost or destroyed, an indemnity should be offered.

It is requisite in some cases arising ex delicto, to make a demand of restoration of the right before the commencement of an action.

The following are examples. When the wife, apprentice or servant of one person has been harbored by another, the proper course is to make a demand of restoration before an action brought, in order to constitute the party a wilful wrongdoer, unless the plaintiff can prove an original illegal enticing away.

In cases where the taking of goods is lawful, but their subsequent detention becomes illegal, it is absolutely necessary, in order to secure sufficient evidence of a conversion on the trial, to give a formal notice of the owner's right to the property and possession, and to make a formal demand in writing of the delivery of such possession to the owner. The refusal to comply with such a demand, unless justified by some right which the possessor may have in the thing detained, will in general afford sufficient evidence of a conversion.

When a nuisance has been erected or continued by a man on his own land it is advisable, particularly in the case of a private nuisance, to give the party notice and request him to remove it, either before an entry is made for the purpose of abating it, or an action is commenced against the wrong doer, and a demand is always indispensable in cases of a continuance of a nuisance originally created by another person.

When an order to pay money or to do any other thing has been made by a rule of court, a demand for the payment of the money or performance of the thing must be made before an attachment will be issued for a contempt.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
USPTO Patent and Trademark Glossary
Form PCT/IPEA/401, filed with an  International Preliminary Examining Authority, demanding that an international application shall be the subject of an international preliminary examination.

Context: Patent 
By the United States Patent and Trademark Office
PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Glossary
A request by the applicant for international preliminary examination to be carried out on the international application. It contains a petition to that effect and indications of applicants, agents and the international application to which it relates, as well as indications of elements to be considered for examination.
  
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( About )
PATENTSCOPE® Glossary
A request (on Form PCT/IPEA/401) by the applicant for international preliminary examination to be carried out on the international application. The demand indicates the applicants, agents, and the international application to which it relates, as well as indications of elements to be considered for examination. The Demand is a term relating to PCT international applications.
  
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( About )
Demand Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
The quantity of goods required by the market to be delivered in a particular period or at a specific date.
Demand Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Maximum water use under a specified condition.
Demand Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
haishau, haishaya
English - Klingon
v. poQ
Demand Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The palm of the left '5' hand faces right. The right index finger is thrust into the left palm, and both hands are drawn sharply in toward the chest.