demand demand  /dɪ ˈmænd/


  1. (n) an urgent or peremptory request
  2. (n) the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
  3. (n) required activity
  4. (n) the act of demanding
  5. (n) a condition requiring relief
  6. (v) request urgently and forcefully
  7. (v) require as useful, just, or proper
  8. (v) claim as due or just
  9. (v) lay legal claim to
  10. (v) summon to court
  11. (v) ask to be informed of

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  1. The recession may have slashed demand while supplies have swelled, but oil is being hoarded as producers and investors await an economic recovery.
  2. The hybrid market is booming, but manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand and the need for the special electric batteries.
  3. The family of Iraqi-American Specialist Ahmed al-Taie tells PTI that his captors have demanded $250,000 for his release.


  1. Oil demand in developing world surpasses wealthy nations - EIA

    (Reuters) - Oil demand in developing countries outstripped consumption in wealthy nations for the first time ever in April, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday. Demand for oil in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Demand Solutions Ranked “Top 100 Logistics IT Provider” for 2013 by Inbound Logistics Magazine

    Demand Management Inc., a leading global resource for supply chain management solutions, announced today that for the third consecutive year, it has been named one of the Top 100 L
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Demand For Credit At ECB's Weekly Lending Operation Rises

    Demand For Credit At ECB's Weekly Lending Operation Rises
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: MarketWatch

  2. Calling the iPhone 4 "the most successful product launch in Apple's history,Apple CEO Steve Jobs admitted that the company was struggling to meet demand for the device. Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: Wireless Week

  3. "Millions of people worldwide saw it was a blatant double hand ball, not to mention a double offside," Ahern said. "We should put the powers that be in the cozy world of FIFA on the spot and demand a replay."
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Dermot Ahern Source: New York Times

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