Demand Definition

dĭ-mănd
demanded, demanding, demands
verb
demanded, demanding, demands
To ask for boldly or urgently.
Webster's New World
To claim as just or due.
Demand repayment of a loan.
American Heritage
To order to appear; summon.
Webster's New World
To ask to know or be informed of.
Webster's New World
To make a demand.
Webster's New World
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noun
demands
The act of demanding.
Webster's New World
A thing demanded.
Webster's New World
A strong or authoritative request.
Webster's New World
An urgent requirement or claim.
Webster's New World
The state of being sought after.
In great demand as a speaker.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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idiom
on demand
  • When presented for payment:

    a note payable on demand.

  • When needed or asked for:

    fed the baby on demand.

American Heritage
in demand
  • wanted or sought
Webster's New World
on demand
  • when presented for payment
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Demand

Noun

Singular:
demand
Plural:
demands

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Demand

Origin of Demand

  • Middle English demanden from Old French demander to charge with doing, and from Medieval Latin dēmandāre to demand both from Latin to entrust dē- de- mandāre to entrust man-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French demander.

    From Wiktionary

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