verb (used with object)
- to lay formal legal claim to.
- to summon, as to court.
verb (used without object)
- the desire to purchase, coupled with the power to do so.
- the quantity of goods that buyers will take at a particular price.
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British Dictionary definitions for on demand
verb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
- willingness and ability to purchase goods and services
- the amount of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a specified priceCompare supply 1 (def. 9)
Derived forms of demanddemandable, adjectivedemander, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with on demand (1 of 2)
When needed or asked for, as in She's always ready to sing on demand, or Nowadays infants are generally fed on demand. This usage is a broadening of this phrase's meaning in finance, that is, “payable on being requested or presented,” as in This note is payable on demand. [Late 1600s]
Idioms and Phrases with on demand (2 of 2)
see in demand; make demands on; on demand.