Definitions for claimkleɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to demand by or as if by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due:

    to claim an estate by inheritance.

  2. to assert or maintain as a fact:

    She claimed that she was telling the truth.

  3. to require as due or fitting:

    to claim respect.

  4. (n.)a demand for something as due; an assertion of a right or an alleged right:

    to make unreasonable claims on a doctor's time.

  5. an assertion of something as a fact:

    I make no claims to originality.

  6. a right to claim or demand; a just title to something:

    His claim to the heavyweight title is disputed.

  7. something that is claimed, esp. a piece of public land for which formal request is made for mining or other purposes.

  8. a request or demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy, a workers' compensation law, etc.

    Category: Business

Idioms for claim:

  1. lay claim to,to declare oneself entitled to.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of claim:

1250–1300; ME< AF, OF claimer < L clāmāre to shout


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. claim(noun)ɪm

    a statement saying you think sth is true

    claims of drug use in sports; the astronomer's claim that black holes may not exist; He made some ridiculous claims.

  2. claimɪm

    the request or demand for money that you have the legal right to

    To make a claim you have to fill out the form below.; a claim for compensation

  3. claimɪm

    a legal right to have sth; = entitlement

    Does he have a claim to U.S. nationality?

  4. claimɪm

    to state your legal right to

    oil companies laying claim to new oil fields

  5. claimɪm

    sth that makes you special or different

    Climbing Mt. Washington is my only claim to fame.

  6. claim(verb)ɪm

    to state you think sth is true

    She claims (that) he pushed her.; She claims to have invented the new technique.

  7. claimɪm

    to request sth that belongs to you or that you have a legal right to

    to claim your prize; people claiming asylum

  8. claimɪm

    to state you are responsible for sth

    Extremists claimed responsibility for the bombing.; to claim credit for the discovery

  9. claimɪm

    to cause sb's death

    The disease will claim many more lives.


  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


  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..."

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

Anagrams of claim

  1. malic

Translations for claim

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a statement (that something is a fact)

Her claim that she was the millionaire's daughter was disproved.

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