Definition of Demand

1. Verb. Request urgently and forcefully. "They demand to move "; "She demanded to see the manager"

Specialized synonyms: Want, Ask, Expect, Require, Clamor, Clamour, Dun, Ask
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Derivative terms: Demander

2. Noun. An urgent or peremptory request. "His demands for attention were unceasing"

3. Verb. Require as useful, just, or proper. "They demand him to write the letter"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
Exact synonyms: Ask, Call For, Involve, Necessitate, Need, Postulate, Require, Take
Specialized synonyms: Claim, Exact, Take, Govern, Draw, Cost, Cry For, Cry Out For, Compel
Related verbs: Claim, Exact, Take
Derivative terms: Necessity, Necessity, Need, Requirement
Antonyms: Obviate

4. Noun. The ability and desire to purchase goods and services. "The demand exceeded the supply"
Specialized synonyms: Consumption, Economic Consumption, Usance, Use, Use Of Goods And Services
Generic synonyms: Economic Process
Antonyms: Supply

5. Verb. Claim as due or just. "The banks demand the check"; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
Exact synonyms: Exact
Specialized synonyms: Command, Call, Call In
Generic synonyms: Claim
Derivative terms: Demander, Exaction

6. Noun. Required activity. "There were many demands on his time"
Exact synonyms: Requirement
Generic synonyms: Duty, Obligation, Responsibility
Derivative terms: Require, Require

7. Verb. Lay legal claim to.
Generic synonyms: Claim

8. Noun. The act of demanding. "The kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Exaction, Claim

9. Verb. Summon to court.
Generic synonyms: Cite, Summon, Summons

10. Noun. A condition requiring relief. "There is a demand for jobs"
Exact synonyms: Need
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Deficiency, Lack, Want, Necessity
Derivative terms: Need

11. Verb. Ask to be informed of. "I demand an explanation"
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request

Definition of Demand

1. 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.

2. v. i. To make a demand; to inquire.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Demand

1. Noun. The desire to purchase goods and services. ¹

2. Noun. (economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price. ¹

3. Noun. A need. ¹

4. Noun. A claim for something. ¹

5. Noun. A requirement. ¹

6. Noun. An urgent request. ¹

7. Noun. An order. ¹

8. Noun. (electric) the measure of the maximum power load of a utility's customer over a short period of time; the power load integrated over a specified time interval. ¹

9. Verb. To request forcefully. ¹

10. Verb. To claim a right to something. ¹

11. Verb. To ask forcefully for information. ¹

12. Verb. To require of someone. ¹

13. Verb. (legal) To issue a summons to court. ¹

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Definition of Demand

1. to ask for with authority [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Demand

1. A quantity of a substance, commodity, or service wanted or required. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Demand

demand (current term)
demand-pull inflation
demand deposit
demand feeding
demand for explanation
demand for identification
demand loan
demand note
demand pacemaker
demand pulse generator
demand valve

Literary usage of Demand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by Sir John Barnard Byles, George Sharswood (1883)
"The holder of a note need not demand payment and give notice, when the indorser, a few days before the maturity of the note, writes to him that the maker ..."

2. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"Now the first item is a factor, not only of the maximum demand, but also of the time at which that demand occurred. It is well known that at certain hours, ..."

3. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Denmark; 2006 Review by International Energy Agency (2006)
"The political agreement of June 2005 establishing new demand reduction targets ... Table demand Trends in Transport and Other Sectors Sources: Energy ..."

4. Unemployment: A Problem of Industry by William Henry Beveridge Beveridge (1912)
"The problem that of the adjustment of supply of and demand for labour. ... i I'l , This demand, however, is not for the products of labour alone but for ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1873)
"The excess of demand over supply, for printing and binding is greater at this moment than ever. The reasons for this, whether they are concerned with ..."

6. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"THE demand FOR VOCATIONAL TEACHERS. Two factors are creating a greatly increased demand for secondary teachers of agriculture, home economics, ..."

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