In demand
Demand De*mand", n. [F. demande, fr. demander. See {Demand}, v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The demand [is] by the word of the holy ones. --Dan. iv. 17. [1913 Webster]

He that has confidence to turn his wishes into demands will be but a little way from thinking he ought to obtain them. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Earnest inquiry; question; query. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

In 1678 came forth a second edition [Pilgrim's Progress] with additions; and then the demand became immense. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{In demand}, in request; being much sought after.

{On demand}, upon presentation and request of payment. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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