Request
Request Re*quest" (r[-e]*kw[hand]st"), n. [OE. requeste, OF. requeste, F. requ[^e]te, LL. requesta, for requisita, fr. L. requirere, requisitum, to seek again, ask for. See {Require}, and cf. {Quest}.] 1. The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty. [1913 Webster]

I will marry her, sir, at your request. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is asked for or requested. ``He gave them their request.'' --Ps. cvi. 15. [1913 Webster]

I will both hear and grant you your requests. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand. [1913 Webster]

Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

{Court of Requests}. (a) A local tribunal, sometimes called {Court of Consience}, founded by act of Parliament to facilitate the recovery of small debts from any inhabitant or trader in the district defined by the act; -- now mostly abolished. (b) A court of equity for the relief of such persons as addressed the sovereign by supplication; -- now abolished. It was inferior to the Court of Chancery. [Eng.] --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Asking; solicitation; petition; prayer; supplication; entreaty; suit. [1913 Webster]


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  • request — [ri kwest′] n. [ME < OFr requeste < ML requesta < fem. pp. of VL * requaerere: see REQUIRE] 1. the act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition 2. something asked for [to grant a request] 3. the state of …   English World dictionary

  • Request — Re*quest (r? kw?st ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Requested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Requesting}.] [Cf. OF. requester, F. requ[^e]ter.] 1. To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Request — may refer to: *a question *in computer science, a message sent between objects *Request TV, a defunct pay per view service …   Wikipedia

  • Request — (englisch für Anfrage) steht für einen US amerikanischen Hersteller, siehe ReQuest Inc. die Anfrage eines Clients an einen Server im Client Server Modell Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • request — The noun is commonly followed by for (a request for more time). The verb, unlike ask, cannot be used in constructions of the type ☒ We requested them for more time; the correct sequence is either We requested more time from them or We requested… …   Modern English usage

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  • request — vb *ask, solicit Analogous words: *beg, entreat, beseech, implore, supplicate, importune: appeal, petition, sue, pray (see under PRAYER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • request — ► NOUN 1) an act of asking politely or formally for something. 2) a thing that is asked for in such a way. ► VERB 1) politely or formally ask for. 2) politely or formally ask (someone) to do something. DERIVATIVES requester noun …   English terms dictionary

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