request

Definitions

  • Do you ever play anything by request
    Do you ever play anything by request
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v request express the need or desire for; ask for "She requested an extra bed in her room","She called for room service"
    • v request ask (a person) to do something "She asked him to be here at noon","I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
    • v request inquire for (information) "I requested information from the secretary"
    • n request a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    • n request the verbal act of requesting
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Hannibal requesting the Cretan Priests to become his Bankers Hannibal requesting the Cretan Priests to become his Bankers

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1958, the Crayola crayon color "Prussian Blue" was changed to "Midnight Blue" by the request of teachers as kids could not relate to Prussian history
    • Request 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."
    • Request That which is asked for or requested. "He gave them their request .""I will both hear and grant you your requests ."
    • Request The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty. "I will marry her, sir, at your request ."
    • Request To address with a request; to ask. "I request you
      To give my poor host freedom."
    • Request To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo." Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show
    • n request The expression of desire to some person for something to be granted or done; an asking; a petition; a prayer; an entreaty.
    • n request That which is asked for or requested.
    • n request A question.
    • n request The state of being desired, or held in such estimation as to be sought after, pursued, or asked for.
    • n request An English tribunal of a special jurisdiction for the recovery of small debts.
    • n request Letters formerly granted by the Lord Privy Seal preparatory to granting letters of marque.
    • n request Synonyms Petition, Suit, etc. (see prayer), solicitation. See ask.
    • request To make a request for; ask; solicit; express desire for.
    • request To express a request to; ask.
    • request Synonyms Beg. Beseech, etc., (see ask), desire, petition for.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Jefferson had three achievements placed on his headstone at his request, "Here Was Buried Thomas Jefferson/Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence/Of The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom/And Father Of The University of Virginia.? He never mentioned being President of the United States
    • v.t Request rē-kwest′ to ask for earnestly: to entreat: to desire
    • n Request petition: prayer: desire: demand: that which is requested: a want: a question: the state of being desired
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Quotations

  • Dante Alighieri
    Dante%20Alighieri
    “A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.”
  • Thea Alexander
    Thea Alexander
    “Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.”
  • Percy Ross
    Percy Ross
    “A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.”
  • Jiminy Cricket
    Jiminy Cricket
    “When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Our thanks to God should always precede our requests.”

Idioms

Make a request - If you request something, or make a request, you are asking for something you want or need.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. requeste, OF. requeste, F. requête, LL. requesta, for requisita, fr. L. requirere, requisitum, to seek again, ask for. See Require, and cf. Quest

Usage

In literature:

For years, he had been writing requests without results.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
This request was complied with.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
At my request he then wrote his name on a pad while Miller waited and listened, his mind too busy with surmise to permit of speech.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
We spoke to him, told him what we had bought, and requested him to examine them.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
Every new student at the time of his enrollment was requested to state whether or not he was a member of church.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
This request was also refused, the Governor and his officers not believing the warning.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Importunities, requests and orders had all failed to move him to return.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
I answered the letter immediately, requesting that I might be permitted to return home and nurse her, for I felt very uneasy.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
So spake the Queen, and unsuspicious, we With her request complied.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
He then requested Captain Kent to procure sheep from the merino flocks of Colonel Gordon, at the Cape.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
I sent in my card, requesting the honour of an audience with his lordship.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
Joffre sent an urgent request to me to destroy the bridges over the Oise between Compiegne and La Fere.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
Whether or no D'Aillebout granted the request is not recorded.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Requesting him not to mark any more, he went over to the jail.
"The Boat Club" by Oliver Optic
The request of Mr. GUTHRIE was acceded to.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
William Ryerson was requested to write to his brother George on the subject.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
She is always so obliging and manageable that she can easily be requested to dine in her own room.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
After dinner she retired, and her father requested Alonzo and Beauman to withdraw with him to a private room.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
To that last request of his dying friend Lord Chetwynde proved faithful.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
We will also find that Mr. Dick Roe is never "at home," but "requests the pleasure of your company.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
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In poetry:

Jesus, from whom all blessings flow,
Great builder of thy church below,
If now thy Spirit moves my breast,
Hear, and fulfil thine own request!
"Hymn XVII: Jesus, From Whom All Blessings Grow" by Charles Wesley
Although it be the Lord's request,
When they their hunger have represt,
That they to God due thanks shou'd give,
Who fills with food all things that live.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
With scoffs the minstrel crowd replied, Dost thou a harp request!
And loud in mirth, and swelled with pride,
Some his rain-dripping hair deride,
And some his sordid vest.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
Darius. No more!
My word is past! Not one request, save this, Shalt thou e'er make in vain. Approach, my friends;
Araspes has already spread the tale,
And see what crowds advance!
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
The happy father of the child,
Himself a being bravely mild,
To her request attends;
Conscious such comrades could not part
Without great anguish of the heart,
He fear'd to wound the friends.
"The Grateful Snake" by William Hayley
Of what supreme almightie power
Is thy great arm which spans the east and west,
And tacks the centre to the sphere!
By it do all things live their measur'd houre:
We cannot ask the thing, which is not there,
Blaming the shallownesse of our request.
"Prayer (II)" by George Herbert

In news:

Catawba River water could soon be headed to a new community outside its basin, but experts say the impact shouldn't stir concerns of past transfer requests.
This summertime soup, which a reader requested the recipe for, could be the answer.
The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, Monday night, unanimously approved a change of use request by Centra Health for a pavilion on New London Road.
He requested that three points be presented to the public.
Two firms had answered the request for proposal.
Libya says insurgents agree to a truce at Gadhafi's request.
Registration is requested for this free event.
Coralville Murder Suspect Requests Change of Venue .
Lawyers cite media, biking community in change of venue request.
Lawyer Requests Change of Venue for Trial.
Cleburne resident Jennelle Carrillo, who sued the Dallas Cowboys after she sat on a hot bench and burned her butt, is gambling by requesting a jury trial.
The outside report was requested by City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade and prepared by the OIR Group.
Stylish tiles by the square foot or section, prices on request.
Montgomery County denies request from Clarksburg parents to mark crosswalk.
Roger's taking your requests on 08459 811111.
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In science:

There will also be some small delay at a CASA station in forming the trigger request pulse.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
These routines are available upon request as well as a set of subroutines that calculate the contributions to the coefficient functions, QL(R)i,j , from all the prototype diagrams considered in this paper.
Prototype Graphs for radiative Corrections to Polarized Chargino or Neutralino Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation
Correspondence and request for materials should be addressed to E.
An efficient photoelectric X-ray Polarimeter for the study of Black Holes and Neutron Stars
In case of rejection, a new event of the same type would be requested.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
The requested subtree is selected by the second pair of round brackets.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
The source code, written in C, is available upon request.
Random Geometric Graphs
Kautz et al. refer to this in the model they developed as the responsiveness factor R, again a real number between 0 and 1. p(R, d) = Rβd , where β is a fixed scaling factor representing the probability of an e xpert responding to a requester d links away.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
In addition, each 3D profile is normally computed for at least three different abundances to enable interpolation to the requested line strength.
Stellar abundance analyses in the light of 3D hydrodynamical model atmospheres
It is believed that requesting a curved or a torsioned space-time to describe gravity is a matter of convention .
Schwarzschild solution on a space-time with torsion
We have translated this article to spanish after we received several requests to do so.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
If the request is authorized by both PEPs, it is mapped to a set of local resource credentials (e.g., a Unix user account).
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Definition 4.1 requests that solutions exist for any u and that the systems be stable.
Defining the Delays of the Asynchronous Circuits
In case there are delete requests, delete the req uested element as well as the d elete request element.
The Random Buffer Tree : A Randomized Technique for I/O-efficient Algorithms
It has the scope “Request ” meaning that this bean is initialized for each request.
Submission of content to a digital object repository using a configurable workflow system
With the present standard, only nodes can request for a GTS. We propose to give a star coordinator the ability to allocate GTS at any time to any known node, in anticipation of a request. This functionality makes possible deterministic network associations for critical nodes.
Prototyping and Performance Analysis of a QoS MAC Layer for Industrial Wireless Network
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