What does reclaim mean?

Definitions for reclaimrɪˈkleɪm

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reclaim, repossess(verb)

    claim back

  2. reclaim, recover(verb)

    reuse (materials from waste products)

  3. reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify(verb)

    bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

    "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"

  4. reclaim(verb)

    make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state

    "The people reclaimed the marshes"

  5. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame(verb)

    overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

    "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"


  1. reclaim(Noun)

    The calling back of a hawk.

  2. reclaim(Noun)

    The bringing back or recalling of a person; the fetching of someone back.

  3. reclaim(Noun)

    An effort to take something back, to reclaim something.

  4. reclaim(Verb)

    To return land to a suitable condition for use.

  5. reclaim(Verb)

    To obtain useful products from waste; to recycle.

  6. reclaim(Verb)

    To return someone to a proper course of action; to reform.

  7. reclaim(Verb)

    To claim something back; to repossess.

  8. reclaim(Verb)

    To tame or domesticate a wild animal.

  9. Origin: From reclaimer (noun recleim), reclamer (noun reclaim), from reclamare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reclaim(verb)

    to claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover possession of

  2. Reclaim(verb)

    to call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call

  3. Reclaim(verb)

    to call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting

  4. Reclaim(verb)

    to reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discipline; -- said especially of birds trained for the chase, but also of other animals

  5. Reclaim(verb)

    hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labor, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like; as, to reclaim wild land, overflowed land, etc

  6. Reclaim(verb)

    to call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform

  7. Reclaim(verb)

    to correct; to reform; -- said of things

  8. Reclaim(verb)

    to exclaim against; to gainsay

  9. Reclaim(verb)

    to cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions

  10. Reclaim(verb)

    to bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform

  11. Reclaim(verb)

    to draw back; to give way

  12. Reclaim(noun)

    the act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed; reclamation; recovery


  1. Reclaim

    'Reclaim' is Keep of Kalessin's first EP. It was released on December 6, 2003 in the United States and in Europe on January 15, 2004 as a Mini CD. It was recorded in July, 2003 in Silverstone Studios and Schweinhund Studios. The EP was produced by Schwein and Obsidian C.. The EP was mixed by Schwein and mastered by Masterhuset. The cover design was done by MultiMono, by Asgeir Mickelson Frost heard the new Keep of Kalessin material and immediately said yes when Obsidian C. asked him to do the drumming on this new EP. Touring with Satyricon also made it possible for Obsidian C. to recruit the legendary Attila Csihar for the vocals on Reclaim who is well known for the vocals on Mayhem´s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. The three piece line-up recorded the EP which put the band into the Elite black metal scene of Norway, but due to the distance between Frost, Attila and Obsidian C., this line-up was short-lived. Attila did all the vocals on this release. However, Obsidian C. performed additional vocals on Come Damnation and Reclaim. Obsidian C. is also responsible for writing the music, except for IX which was written by Obsidian C. and S. Groenbech. Traveler was written, but also performed by S. Groenbech alone. The lyrics were written by Torstein Parelius, courtesy of Chton and Manes. The lyrics of Reclaim were written by Obsidian C. and he was also responsible for the lyrical arrangements, together with Attila.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reclaim

    rē-klām′, v.t. to demand the return of: to regain: to bring back from a wild or barbarous state, or from error or vice: to bring into a state of cultivation: to bring into the desired condition: to make tame or gentle: to reform.—v.i. to cry out or exclaim: (Scots law) to appeal from the Lord Ordinary to the inner house of the Court of Session.—adj. Reclaim′able, that may be reclaimed or reformed.—adv. Reclaim′ably.—ns. Reclaim′ant, one who reclaims; Reclamā′tion, act of reclaiming: state of being reclaimed, as of waste land: demand: recovery. [Fr.,—L. re-, again, clamāre, to cry out.]

Anagrams for reclaim »

  1. claimer

  2. miracle


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reclaim in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reclaim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Uwe D'rose:


  2. Bryant McGill:

    You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate.

  3. Howard Schultz:

    We must do everything we can to reclaim and reimagine the American dream.

  4. Renee Howard:

    She was trying to reclaim her freedom! She was probably thinking, ‘They’re gonna kill me,'.

  5. Elmer Madriaga:

    It belongs to us, so we should reclaim it and hope the government finds a peaceful and diplomatic means to remove the Chinese ships.

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