What does request mean?

Definitions for request
rɪˈkwɛstre·quest

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. request, petition, postulationnoun

    a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

  2. request, askingverb

    the verbal act of requesting

  3. request, bespeak, call for, questverb

    express the need or desire for; ask for

    "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"

  4. requestverb

    ask (a person) to do something

    "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"

  5. requestverb

    inquire for (information)

    "I requested information from the secretary"

Wiktionary

  1. requestnoun

    Act of requesting.

  2. requestnoun

    Formal message requesting something.

  3. requestnoun

    condition of being sought after.

  4. requestverb

    to express the need or desire for

  5. requestverb

    to ask somebody to do something

  6. Etymology: From requeste (French: requête), from *requæsita, from requisita, feminine of requisitus, past participle of.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REQUESTnoun

    Etymology: requeste, Fr.

    But ask what you would have reform’d,
    I will both hear and grant you your requests. William Shakespeare.

    Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther. Esth.

    All thy request for man, accepted son!
    Obtain; all thy request was my decree. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Ask him to lend
    To this, the last request that I shall send,
    A gentle ear. John Denham.

    Tullus Aufidius will appear well in these wars, his great opposer Coriolanus being now in no request of his country. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Whilst this vanity of thinking, that men are obliged to write either systems or nothing, is in request, many excellent notions are suppressed. Boyle.

    Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now. William Temple.

  2. To Requestverb

    To ask; to solicite; to entreat.

    Etymology: requester, Fr.

    To-night we hold a solemn supper, Sir,
    And I’ll request your presence. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    It was to be requested of Almighty God by prayer, that those kings would seriously fulfil all that hope of peace. Richard Knolles.

    The virgin quire for her request,
    The god that sits at marriage feast;
    He at their invoking came,
    But with a scarce well-lighted flame. John Milton.

    In things not unlawful, great persons cannot be properly said to request, because all things considered, they must not be denied. Robert South, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Requestnoun

    the act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty

  2. Requestnoun

    that which is asked for or requested

  3. Requestnoun

    a state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand

  4. Requestverb

    to ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor

  5. Requestverb

    to address with a request; to ask

Freebase

  1. Request

    Request is the second album by South African Gothic rock band The Awakening released during April 1998. Taking a step towards the New Romantic sound, Request brought the band more exposure and club rotation with three singles as well as their first music video for "Rain."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Request

    rē-kwest′, v.t. to ask for earnestly: to entreat: to desire.—n. petition: prayer: desire: demand: that which is requested: a want: a question: the state of being desired.—n. Request′er.—Request note, in the inland revenue, an application to obtain a permit for removing excisable articles: programme.—Court of Requests, a former Court of Equity in England, inferior to the Court of Chancery, abolished in 1641: a local tribunal instituted in London by Henry VIII. for the recovery of small debts—called also Court of Conscience: Letters of Request, the formal instrument by which in English ecclesiastical law an inferior judge waives his jurisdiction over a cause, and refers it to a higher court. [O. Fr. requeste (Fr. requête)—L. requisitum, pa.p. of requirĕrere-, away, quærĕre, to seek.]

Editors Contribution

  1. request

    Ask respectfully for specific action.

    They respectfully request unity government knowing it's easy and simple to create, their voices are heard.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'request' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2662

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'request' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3830

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'request' in Nouns Frequency: #907

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'request' in Verbs Frequency: #599

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of request in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of request in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of request in a Sentence

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    This Committee is left with no alternative but to request Secretary Clinton appear before this Committee for a transcribed interview to better understand decisions the Secretary made relevant to the creation, maintenance, retention, and ultimately deletion of public records.

  2. Jerry Nadler:

    I see no need to resort to the criminal contempt statute to enforce our April 19 subpoena, at least for now, so long as Justice Department upholds Justice Department end of the bargain, but our arrangement with Justice Department does not extend to the full scope of our request for the full Mueller report and its underlying materials, including grand jury information, nor does it extend to our demand that Don McGahn, Don McGahn, testify before Judiciary Committee.

  3. Karen Rugaard:

    The steel tariff exclusion request review process is flawed and does not allow for an applicant to effectively engage, we are reviewing our options to challenge this decision.

  4. County Commissioner Hausmann:

    I'll tell you where the biggest breakdown was, in my opinion, was how long it took us to process the absentee ballot applications, folks had gotten those application request forms six to eight weeks ago. And so when they weren't getting a response, and they couldn't find out what had happened to their request, they didn't have faith that they could reply in time if they even got it.

  5. Patricia Millett:

    The issue, as I understood, before us was not about the content of the documents or when you look at them, but simply what happens when the current incumbent president says I'm not going to invoke executive privilege as to these documents with respect to this particular request.

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Translations for request

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  • طلبArabic
  • запытаць, запытвацьBelarusian
  • petició, demanar, sol·licitudCatalan, Valencian
  • žádat, žádost, požádat, prosbaCzech
  • ansøgning, anmodeDanish
  • Ersuchen, Bitte, Antrag, Anfrage, anfordern, Nachfrage, Be­gehr, begehren, erbitten, Ansinnen, Wunsch, verlangen nach, Gesuch, bitten um, Eingabe, erwünschenGerman
  • ζητώGreek
  • petoEsperanto
  • pedir, petición, solicitud, demandaSpanish
  • paluma, soovima, tellimusEstonian
  • طلب کردن, درخواستن, درخواست کردن, درخواستPersian
  • pyytää, anoa, pyyntöFinnish
  • demander, requête, demande, prierFrench
  • iarrIrish
  • iarrtas, iarr, iarraidhScottish Gaelic
  • בַּקָּשָׁהHebrew
  • निवेदनHindi
  • kívánság, kérvény, kereslet, kérésHungarian
  • խնդրանք, խնդրել, հարցում, հարցապնդում, խնդիր, հայցել, խնդիրք, պահանջարկArmenian
  • permintaanIndonesian
  • richiestaItalian
  • 要求, 頼む, 依頼, 要望する, 要請する, 求めるJapanese
  • ವಿನಂತಿKannada
  • 付託, 要求, 요구, 부탁하다, 要望, 부탁, 요망Korean
  • تکا, doz, خواست, tika, داوا, داوا کردن, rica, dawa, daxwazKurdish
  • prasīšana, prasīt, lūgšana, lūgt, prasība, lūgumsLatvian
  • барање, баранMacedonian
  • അഭ്യര്‍ത്ഥനMalayalam
  • anmodeNorwegian
  • verzoeken, verzoek, vraagDutch
  • prosićPolish
  • requerer, requisição, pedir, requerimento, pedido, solicitarPortuguese
  • mañayQuechua
  • cere, ruga, cerereRomanian
  • запрос, просьба, запрашивать, требование, требовать, ходатайство, заявка, запроситьRussian
  • be, anhållan, önskemål, utbedja, anmodan, uppmana, anhålla om, bön, utbe, begära, efterfrågan, begäran, bedja, önskan, anmodaSwedish
  • ombi, maombiSwahili
  • VignapthiTelugu
  • ขอร้องThai
  • istekTurkish
  • запитUkrainian
  • درخواستUrdu
  • 請求, yêu cầu, 要求, thỉnh cầuVietnamese
  • בקשהYiddish
  • 请求Chinese

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