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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reclaim, repossessverb

    claim back

  2. reclaim, recoververb

    reuse (materials from waste products)

  3. reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectifyverb

    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. reclaimverb

    make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state

    "The people reclaimed the marshes"

  5. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tameverb

    overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

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


  1. reclaimnoun

    The calling back of a hawk.

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

  2. reclaimnoun

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

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

  3. reclaimnoun

    An effort to take something back, to reclaim something.

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

  4. reclaimverb

    To return land to a suitable condition for use.

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

  5. reclaimverb

    To obtain useful products from waste; to recycle.

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

  6. reclaimverb

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

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

  7. reclaimverb

    To claim something back; to repossess.

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

  8. reclaimverb

    To tame or domesticate a wild animal.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reclaimverb

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

  2. Reclaimverb

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

  3. Reclaimverb

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

  4. Reclaimverb

    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. Reclaimverb

    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. Reclaimverb

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

  7. Reclaimverb

    to correct; to reform; -- said of things

  8. Reclaimverb

    to exclaim against; to gainsay

  9. Reclaimverb

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

  10. Reclaimverb

    to bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform

  11. Reclaimverb

    to draw back; to give way

  12. Reclaimnoun

    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.]

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  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

Examples of reclaim in a Sentence

  1. Dana White:

    For years, women with thick and curly hair had to make appointments and stay in the salon for hours. Then they were up-charged because they had a ton of hair, we need to reclaim our time.

  2. Sylvia Levi:

    She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim... her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity. From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales, and her civilization.

  3. Shannon Hartsfield:

    But it's not too late to reclaim it, if we get that water back, our men will be back. The bay can bounce back.

  4. Jacqueline Gollan:

    We get tired of making decisions during uncertainty and some of us will ignore the warnings to reclaim our routines, we prefer pleasure now and risk pain later.

  5. Randy Serraglio:

    The Rosemont Mine would destroy El Jefe’s home and severely hamstring recovery of jaguars in the United States, at ground zero for the mine is the intersection of three major wildlife corridors that are essential for jaguars moving back into the U.S. to reclaim lost territory. The Santa Rita Mountains are critically important to jaguar recovery in this country, and they must be protected.

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the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
  • A. assortment
  • B. ransom
  • C. gauge
  • D. relocation

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