What does claim mean?

Definitions for claim
kleɪmclaim

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word claim.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. claimnoun

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

    "his claim asked for damages"

  2. claimnoun

    an assertion that something is true or factual

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

  3. claimnoun

    demand for something as rightful or due

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

  4. claim, titlenoun

    an informal right to something

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

  5. title, claimnoun

    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, claimverb

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

  7. claimverb

    assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

    "He claimed that he killed the burglar"

  8. claim, lay claim, arrogateverb

    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. claimverb

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

    "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

  10. claim, takeverb

    lay claim to; as of an idea

    "She took credit for the whole idea"

  11. claim, take, exactverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. claimnoun

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

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

  2. claimnoun

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

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

  3. claimnoun

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

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

  4. claimnoun

    A legal demand for compensation or damages.

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

  5. claimverb

    To demand ownership of.

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

  6. claimverb

    To state a new fact.

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

  7. claimverb

    To demand ownership or right to use for land.

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

  8. claimverb

    To demand compensation or damages through the courts.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Claim

    to proclaim

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

  3. Claim

    to call or name

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

  4. Claim

    to assert; to maintain

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

  5. Claimverb

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

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

  6. Claimnoun

    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

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

  7. Claimnoun

    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

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

  8. Claimnoun

    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

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

  9. Claimnoun

    a loud call

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

Freebase

  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..."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Claim

    klām, v.t. to call for: to demand as a right.—n. a demand for something supposed due: right or ground for demanding: the thing claimed.—adj. Claim′able, that can be claimed.—n. Claim′ant, one who makes a claim.—Lay claim to, to assert a right. [O. Fr. claimer—L. clamāre, to call out.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. claimverb

    To say one allies oneself with a gang or set.

  2. claimverb

    To claim membership in a gang.

  3. claimverb

    To say something that is not necessarily true.

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.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 27, 2015  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Claim

    A squatter’s term for a piece of land which he has marked off and settled upon pending its legal acquisition from the Government. During the gold fever the name also came to be applied to the land parcelled out to each digger.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of claim in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of claim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of claim in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    Whether the White House's desire to avoid a public claim of executive privilege to keep her from providing the full truth on what happened contributed to the decision to cancel today's hearing, we do not know, but we would urge that the open hearing be rescheduled without further delay and that Ms. Yates be permitted to testify freely and openly.

  2. James Highsmith:

    I can’t claim success, as long as the shootings are taking place and people being killed and wounded throughout our community, I can never claim success.

  3. Federico Fellni:

    I claim the right to contradict myself. I don't want to deprive myself of the right to talk nonsense, and I ask humbly to be allowed to be wrong sometimes.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has actually gone through his life's struggle remains always humble but only to those few who are truly nice to others; the people who have not really faced the life's hardships and yet make false claim to have seen many problems in own life usually give a lot of trouble to the gentleman.

  5. An Uber spokeswoman:

    Uber denies this allegation and, if a claim is served making it, the claim will be vigorously defended, we will continue our commitment to delivering a great experience to Australians in all the cities where we operate.

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Translations for claim

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  • 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
  • दावाHindi
  • 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]] [[компенсация, ЗапросRussian
  • anspråk, påstå, påståendeSwedish
  • daiSwahili
  • iddia etmek, öne sürmek, İddiaTurkish
  • دعویٰUrdu
  • 要求Chinese

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