Demand meaning

dĭ-mănd
The definition of a demand is a strong or urgent command or request.

An example of demand is a dog owner calling for their dog to come to them after escaping from the leash.

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To ask to be informed of.

Demanded an explanation for the interruption.

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To require as useful, just, proper, or necessary; call for.

A gem that demands a fine setting.

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A peremptory claim which presupposes no doubt of the claimant's rights.
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The desire for goods or services in an economy, measured as the amount people are ready to buy at a given price.

Supply should rise to meet demand.

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An act of demanding; an urgent request.
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The desire for a commodity together with ability to pay for it; also, the amount people are ready and able to buy at a certain price.
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To claim as just or due.

Demand repayment of a loan.

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Something demanded.

On strike until they get their demands.

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An urgent requirement or need.

The heavy demands of her job; the emotional demands of his marriage; an increased oxygen demand.

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The state of being sought after.

In great demand as a speaker.

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An emphatic question or inquiry.
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To ask for as a right or with authority.
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To order to appear; summon.
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To ask to know or be informed of.
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To call for as necessary; require; need.

The work demands patience.

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To ask relief in court for (what is due one)
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To make a demand.
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The act of demanding.
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A thing demanded.
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A strong or authoritative request.
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An urgent requirement or claim.
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A question; query.
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A claim for money or other relief or the assertion of a legal right.
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To claim money or other relief, or assert a legal right.
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The desire to purchase goods and services.

Prices usually go up when demand exceeds supply.

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

There is a demand for voluntary health workers in the poorer parts of Africa and Asia.

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A claim for something.

Modern society is responding to women's demands for equality.

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His job makes many demands on his time.

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An urgent request.

She couldn't ignore the newborn baby's demands for attention.

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An order.
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(electricity supply) A 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.
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To request forcefully.

I demand to see the manager.

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To claim a right to something.

The bank is demanding the mortgage payment.

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To require of someone.

This job demands a lot of patience.

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(law) To issue a summons to court.
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Demand is defined as to urgently ask for something or someone ordering someone to do something.

An example of demand is a court ordering a father to pay child support.

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To ask for urgently or peremptorily.

Demand an investigation into the murder; demanding that he leave immediately; demanded to speak to the manager.

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To make a demand.
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To ask for boldly or urgently.
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To ask forcefully for information.

I demand an immediate explanation.

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on demand
  • When presented for payment:.
    A note payable on demand.
  • When needed or asked for:.
    Fed the baby on demand.
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in demand
  • Wanted or sought.
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on demand
  • When presented for payment.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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