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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·mand /dɪˈmænd, ˈmɑnd, di-/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mand v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Demanding.]
 1. 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.
 This, in our foresaid holy father's name,
 Pope Innocent, I do demand of thee.   --Shak.
 2. To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.
    I did demand what news from Shrewsbury.   --Shak.
 3. To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.
 4. Law To call into court; to summon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mand, v. i. To make a demand; to inquire.
    The soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do?   --Luke iii. 14.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mand, n.
 1. 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.
    The demand [is] by the word of the holy ones.   --Dan. iv. 17.
    He that has confidence to turn his wishes into demands will be but a little way from thinking he ought to obtain them.   --Locke.
 2. Earnest inquiry; question; query.
 3. 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.
    In 1678 came forth a second edition [Pilgrim's Progress] with additions; and then the demand became immense.   --Macaulay.
 4. That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
 5. Law (a) The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due. (b) The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person. (c) A thing or amount claimed to be due.
 In demand, in request; being much sought after.
 On demand, upon presentation and request of payment.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the
           automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the
           demand exceeded the supply" [ant: supply]
      2: an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention
         were unceasing"
      3: 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" [syn: need]
      4: the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands
         for money"
      5: required activity; "the requirements of his work affected
         his health"; "there were many demands on his time" [syn: requirement]
      v 1: 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"
      2: 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
         postulates a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, ask,
          postulate, need, require, take, involve, call
         for] [ant: obviate]
      3: claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the
         loan" [syn: exact]
      4: lay legal claim to
      5: summon to court
      6: ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"