demand

demand

demand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word demand

Definition
(noun) an urgent or peremptory request
Example Sentence
  • his demands for attention were unceasing

Definition
(noun) the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
Example Sentence
  • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
  • the demand exceeded the supply

Definition
(noun) required activity
Synonyms : requirement
Example Sentence
  • the requirements of his work affected his health
  • there were many demands on his time

Definition
(noun) the act of demanding
Example Sentence
  • the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money

Definition
(noun) a condition requiring relief
Synonyms : need
Example Sentence
  • she satisfied his need for affection
  • God has no need of men to accomplish His work
  • there is a demand for jobs

Definition
(verb) request urgently and forcefully
Example Sentence
  • The victim's family is demanding compensation
  • The boss demanded that he be fired immediately
  • She demanded to see the manager

Definition
(verb) require as useful, just, or proper
Example Sentence
  • 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 postulate a patient's consent

Definition
(verb) claim as due or just
Synonyms : exact
Example Sentence
  • The bank demanded payment of the loan

Definition
(verb) lay legal claim to
Definition
(verb) summon to court
Definition
(verb) ask to be informed of
Example Sentence
  • I demand an explanation

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