What does claim mean?

Definitions for claim
kleɪmclaim

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. Paul Callan:

    If he winds up with 60 or 75 years in jail, from a pragmatic standpoint it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to retry the case, on the other hand if you're the parents of Jordan Davis and you believe, as well you should, that your son's reputation has been besmirched by this self-defense claim, the family (might) want a retrial, and that's something that a prosecutor has to consider carefully.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    * If there is no justice in a country, who can claim that, that country is a country? An injustice country is just a rubbish bin!

  3. Ethan Ketner:

    Right as we passed all four, the driver turned and started advancing toward us, i can't explain how or why he thought it was a good idea, but that's what he decided to do. There were other vehicles farther down on Verner( Highway) and if they tried to claim they did it( to) get past us, they could have dispatched another officer( down the road).

  4. Jaguar Land Rover:

    The claim is inaccurate and speculative.

  5. Andrey Kortunov:

    It allows him to make his point that Russia is not isolated, that Russia is a great power, and to some extent can even claim an equal status with the United States, at least in the security field.

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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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