Definitions for: Request


[n] a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
[n] the verbal act of requesting
[v] express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
[v] ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
[v] inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*quest" (r?-kw[hand]st"), n. [OE. requeste, OF.
requeste, F. requ?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.

I will marry her, sir, at your request. --Shak.

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

I will both hear and grant you your requests.
--Shak.

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

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

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.

Syn: Asking; solicitation; petition; prayer; supplication;
entreaty; suit.


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.

2. To address with a request; to ask.

I request you To give my poor host freedom. --Shak.

Syn: To ask; solicit; entreat; beseech. See Beg.

Synonyms: asking, bespeak, call for, petition, postulation, quest

See Also: appeal, appeal, application, apply, arrogate, ask, ask in, ask out, ask over, ask round, beg, beg off, bid, billing, book, call, call, challenge, charge, claim, collection, communicate, content, declare oneself, demand, demand, desire, encore, enjoin, enquire, entreaty, excuse, hold, indirect request, ingathering, inquire, inquiring, invitation, invite out, invoke, lay claim, message, notice, notification, offer, order, order, orison, pass, pass on, petition, pop the question, prayer, propose, put across, questioning, reserve, say, seek, solicit, solicitation, speech act, subject matter, substance, supplicate, take out, tap, tell, trick or treat, wish, wonder

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