What does demand mean?

Definitions for demand
dɪˈmænd, -ˈmɑndde·mand

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word demand.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. demandnoun

    an urgent or peremptory request

    "his demands for attention were unceasing"

  2. demandnoun

    the ability and desire to purchase goods and services

    "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"

  3. requirement, demandnoun

    required activity

    "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"

  4. demandnoun

    the act of demanding

    "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"

  5. need, demandverb

    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"

  6. demandverb

    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"

  7. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demandverb

    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 postulate a patient's consent"

  8. demand, exactverb

    claim as due or just

    "The bank demanded payment of the loan"

  9. demandverb

    lay legal claim to

  10. demandverb

    summon to court

  11. demandverb

    ask to be informed of

    "I demand an explanation"

Wiktionary

  1. demandnoun

    The desire to purchase goods and services.

    Prices usually go up when demand exceeds supply.

    Etymology: From demander.

  2. demandnoun

    The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.

    Etymology: From demander.

  3. demandnoun

    A need.

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

    Etymology: From demander.

  4. demandnoun

    A claim for something.

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

    Etymology: From demander.

  5. demandnoun

    A requirement.

    His job makes many demands on his time.

    Etymology: From demander.

  6. demandnoun

    An urgent request.

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

    Etymology: From demander.

  7. demandnoun

    An order.

    Etymology: From demander.

  8. demandnoun

    (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.

    Etymology: From demander.

  9. demandverb

    To request forcefully.

    I demand to see the manager.

    Etymology: From demander.

  10. demandverb

    To claim a right to something.

    The bank is demanding the mortgage payment.

    Etymology: From demander.

  11. demandverb

    To ask forcefully for information.

    I demand an immediate explanation.

    Etymology: From demander.

  12. demandverb

    To require of someone.

    This job demands a lot of patience.

    Etymology: From demander.

  13. demandverb

    To issue a summons to court.

    Etymology: From demander.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demandverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Demandverb

    to inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Demandverb

    to require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Demandverb

    to call into court; to summon

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Demandverb

    to make a demand; to inquire

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Demandverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Demandverb

    earnest inquiry; question; query

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Demandverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Demandverb

    that which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Demandverb

    the asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Demandverb

    the right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. Demandverb

    a thing or amount claimed to be due

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Demand

    In the theory of Jacques Lacan, demand represents the way instinctive desires are inevitably alienated through the effects of language on the human condition. The concept of demand was developed by Lacan in parallel to those of need and desire to account for the role of speech on human aspirations. Demand forms part of Lacan's battle against the approach to language acquisition favored by ego psychology, and makes use of Kojeve's theory of desire. Demand is not a Freudian concept.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Demand

    dē-mand′, v.t. to claim: to ask earnestly or authoritatively: to call for: to question.—n. the asking for what is due: an asking for with authority: a claim: earnest inquiry.—adj. Demand′able, that may be demanded.—n. Demand′ant, one who demands: a plaintiff:—fem. Demand′ress.—In great demand, much sought after. [Fr.,—Low L. demandāre, to demand—L. de, from, and mandāre, to put into one's charge.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. demand

    The official paper by which stores are desired for a ship, the making out of which is the duty of the officer in whose charge the stores will be placed: they must be approved by the captain and admiral before being presented to the dockyard authorities. Also, whence from? where bound?

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demand' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1128

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demand' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2082

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demand' in Nouns Frequency: #301

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demand' in Verbs Frequency: #259

Anagrams for demand »

  1. madden

  2. damned

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demand in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of demand in a Sentence

  1. Steve Sordello:

    While initial demand was solid, Lead Accelerator required more resources than anticipated to scale.

  2. The Renewable Fuels Association:

    The recent spike in RIN prices appears contrived and driven by something other than basic supply-demand fundamentals.

  3. Michelle Cravez:

    It quickly became apparent that demand was pushing costs up and seats were going fast, shortly after, we find out that this ruling may not apply to citizens.

  4. Kapil Kaul:

    The AAI (Airports Authority of India) has invested in some airports without any economic logic, every state government wants to have a big airport, but you have to look at it from a national perspective and say where do we need airports, where is the demand and the growth coming from?

  5. Helen Lau:

    But the Chinese coal price has not gone up at all, meaning that even though imports of coal increased a little, overall demand remains very, very weak.

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