Demand means: 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.
Demand means: Earnest inquiry; question; query.
Demand means: 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.
Demand means: That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
Demand means: The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.
Demand means: The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.
Demand means: A thing or amount claimed to be due.
Demi-island means: Peninsula.
Deodand means: A personal chattel which had caused the death of a person, and for that reason was given to God, that is, forfeited to the crown, to be applied to pious uses, and distributed in alms by the high almoner. Thus, if a cart ran over a man and killed him, it was forfeited as a deodand.
Depend means: To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
Zechstein means: The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.
Zechin means: See Sequin.
Zebub means: A large noxious fly of Abyssinia, which like the tsetse fly, is destructive to cattle.
Zebu means: A bovine mammal (Ros Indicus) extensively domesticated in India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large mastiff.
Zebrine means: Pertaining to, or resembling, the zebra.
Zebrawood means: The wood of an East Indian tree of the genus Guettarda.
Zebrawood means: The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia fragrans).
Zebrawood means: A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree (Connarus Guianensis).
Zebra means: Either one of two species of South African wild horses remarkable for having the body white or yellowish white, and conspicuously marked with dark brown or brackish bands.
Zebec means: See Xebec.
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