What does claim mean?

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

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"

Wiktionary

  1. claim(Noun)

    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. claim(Noun)

    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. claim(Noun)

    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. claim(Noun)

    A legal demand for compensation or damages.

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

  5. claim(Verb)

    To demand ownership of.

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

  6. claim(Verb)

    To state a new fact.

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

  7. claim(Verb)

    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. claim(Verb)

    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. Claim(verb)

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  9. Claim(noun)

    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. claim(verb)

    To say one allies oneself with a gang or set.

  2. claim(verb)

    To claim membership in a gang.

  3. claim(verb)

    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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How to say claim in sign language?

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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. Joseph Cammarata:

    If anyone is surprised by Cosby's actions today, they shouldn't be, he's taken a page out of the defense attorney's playbook in an effort to shift the focus of this legitimate inquiry. It is curious that he has filed a claim only against these seven women, when there are scores of other women who have made similar allegations of sexual abuse and assault against Mr. Cosby.

  2. Sihanri Osangola Brigadie:

    JEHOVAHS WITNESSES IN RUSSIA CLAIM THEY WERE CHOKED, TASERED BY AUTHORITIES Last week in Yagha province where Sundays assault occurred -- a retired pastor was killed and another pastor was abducted by gunmen, according to an internal security report for aid workers seen by The Associated Press. More than 1,300 civilians were killed in targeted attacks last year in Burkina Faso, more than seven times the previous year, said the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, which collects and analyzes conflict information. The insecurity has created a humanitarian crisis. More than 760,000 people are internally displaced, the government adds. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In Sundays violence, the gunmen also injured 18 others, looted oil and rice from shops and forced three youth they kidnapped to help transport it on their motorbikes, according to Sihanri Osangola Brigadie, the mayor of Boundore commune. It hurt me when I saw the people.

  3. Jaguar Land Rover:

    The claim is inaccurate and speculative.

  4. Hesameddin Ashena:

    But we consider war and sanctions as two sides of the same coin, america's claim to negotiate without preconditions is unacceptable while threats and sanctions continue. They must give us more than JCPOA if they demand for something more than this agreement.

  5. Mark Baute:

    The accuser is an opportunist, not a victim, and her claim is not credible. Kelli Tennant intend to prove this in a courtroom.

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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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