Definitions for CLAIMkleɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. claim(noun)

    an assertion of a right (as to money or property)

    "his claim asked for damages"

  2. claim(noun)

    an assertion that something is true or factual

    "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"

  3. claim(noun)

    demand for something as rightful or due

    "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

  4. claim, title(noun)

    an informal right to something

    "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"

  5. title, claim(noun)

    an established or recognized right

    "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"

  6. call, claim(verb)

    a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"

  7. claim(verb)

    assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

    "He claimed that he killed the burglar"

  8. claim, lay claim, arrogate(verb)

    demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

    "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

  9. claim(verb)

    ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

    "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

  10. claim, take(verb)

    lay claim to; as of an idea

    "She took credit for the whole idea"

  11. claim, take, exact(verb)

    take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

    "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"


  1. claim(Noun)

    A demand of ownership made for something (eg. claim ownership, claim victory).

  2. claim(Noun)

    A new statement of truth made about something, usually when the statement has yet to be verified.

  3. claim(Noun)

    A demand of ownership for previously unowned land (eg. in the gold rush, oil rush)

  4. claim(Noun)

    A legal demand for compensation or damages.

  5. claim(Verb)

    To demand ownership of.

  6. claim(Verb)

    To state a new fact.

  7. claim(Verb)

    To demand ownership or right to use for land.

  8. claim(Verb)

    To demand compensation or damages through the courts.

  9. Origin: From claimen, from claimer, clamer, from clamo, connected with calo, cognate to Ancient Greek .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Claim

    to ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due

  2. Claim

    to proclaim

  3. Claim

    to call or name

  4. Claim

    to assert; to maintain

  5. Claim(verb)

    to be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim

  6. Claim(noun)

    a demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact

  7. Claim(noun)

    a right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant

  8. Claim(noun)

    the thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; as a settler's claim; a miner's claim

  9. Claim(noun)

    a loud call

  10. Origin: [Of. claim cry, complaint, from clamer. See Claim, v. t.]


  1. Claim

    In a patent or patent application, the claims define, in technical terms, the extent of the protection conferred by a patent, or the protection sought in a patent application. The claims are of the utmost importance both during prosecution and litigation. For instance, a claim could read: ⁕"An apparatus for catching mice, said apparatus comprising a base, a spring member coupled to the base, and ..." ⁕"A chemical composition for cleaning windows, said composition substantially consisting of 10–15% ammonia, ..." ⁕"Method for computing future life expectancies, said method comprising gathering data including X, Y, Z, analyzing the data, comparing the analyzed data results..."

Editors Contribution

  1. claim

    Claim (noun) is a state of having deserve for something to owned.

    Claim is a demand to have in an urgent system.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CLAIM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1579

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CLAIM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2246

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CLAIM' in Nouns Frequency: #372

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CLAIM' in Verbs Frequency: #124

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bea Edwards:

    I’m baffled by the claim.

  2. Vincent DeVito:

    On its merits, the claim is legitimate.

  3. Odetta:

    No one can dub you with dignity. That's yours to claim.

  4. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Wars are the strongest evidence for the claim that man is still a wild animal.

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Translations for CLAIM

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مطالبهArabic
  • патрабава́ць, запатрабава́цьBelarusian
  • искане, рекламация, изисквам, претендирам, правя реламация, претенцияBulgarian
  • pretensióCatalan, Valencian
  • nárok, tvrdit, tvrzení, záborCzech
  • Anspruch, Mutung, beanspruchen, behaupten, BehauptungGerman
  • αξίωση, διεκδίκηση αποζημίωσης, διεκδίκησηGreek
  • pretendiEsperanto
  • reclamación, afirmación, demanda, afirmar, concesión, reclamar, demandarSpanish
  • ادعاPersian
  • väite, korvausvaatimus, vahingonkorvausvaatimus, väittää, vaatia, korvaus, vaatimus, valtaus, vallataFinnish
  • affirmation, réclamation, demande, revendication, revendiquerFrench
  • tagairt, tagairScottish Gaelic
  • תביעה, טען, טיעון, תבע, טענהHebrew
  • állítás, állít, igényel, követelés, követel, igényHungarian
  • dichiarazione, affermazione, reclamare, affermare, reclamo, rivendicazione, rivendicare, dichiarare, [[reclamare]] [[la]] [[proprietà]], [[reclamare]] [[il]] [[possesso]], RichiestaItalian
  • 主張, 請求Japanese
  • clamoreLatin
  • behaaptenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • kokorahoMāori
  • opeisen, beweren, aanspraak maken op, aanspraak, claimenDutch
  • kravNorwegian
  • roszczenie, twierdzićPolish
  • reivindicação, reivindicar, reclamar, reclamo, afirmação, alegar, afirmarPortuguese
  • petiție, pretenție, revendicare, reclamație, revendicaRomanian
  • объявление, [[предъявлять]] [[претензия, право, [[заявлять]] [[о]] [[право, объявлять, претензия, твердить, претендовать, [[требовать]] [[выплата, притязание, заявление, утверждение, [[заявлять]] [[претензия, [[объявлять]] [[претензия, иск, заявлять, [[требование]] [[выплата, утверждать, [[требовать]] [[компенсацияRussian
  • anspråk, påstå, påståendeSwedish
  • daiSwahili
  • iddia etmek, öne sürmekTurkish
  • دعویٰUrdu
  • 要求Chinese

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