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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
claim /kleɪm/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- [~ + object] to demand by or as if by a right: to claim an estate by inheritance.
- to state (something) as true or as a fact: [~ + (that) clause]claimed that she was telling the truth.[~ + to + verb]She claimed to be telling the truth.
- to require (something) as proper:[~ + object]to claim respect.
- to take or expect to receive (credit, etc.):[~ + object]The terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack.
- to call for;
collect (something missing or held for another):[~ + object]Has anyone claimed the lost wallet?
- to take (lives, casualties):[~ + object]The war claimed the lives of thousands of civilians.
- a demand for something due:to make unreasonable claims on a doctor's time.
- an assertion of something as a fact: I make no claims to originality.
- a right to claim or demand: His claim to the heavyweight title is disputed.
- something that is claimed:The settler put in a claim for the land across the river.
- Businessa request or demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy, law, etc.:I submitted my insurance claim.
- Idiomslay claim to, [ ~ + obj ] to declare oneself entitled to:Both sides laid claim to the territory.
- -claim- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "call out;
shout.'' This meaning is found in such words as: acclaim, claim, clamor, exclaim, proclaim.
(klām),USA pronunciation v.t.
- to demand by or as by virtue of a right;
demand as a right or as due:to claim an estate by inheritance.
- to assert and demand the recognition of (a right, title, possession, etc.);
assert one's right to:to claim payment for services.
- to assert or maintain as a fact:She claimed that he was telling the truth.
- to require as due or fitting:to claim respect.
- to make or file a claim:to claim for additional compensation.
- a demand for something as due;
an assertion of a right or an alleged right:He made unreasonable claims on the doctor's time.
- an assertion of something as a fact:He made no claims to originality.
- a right to claim or demand;
a just title to something:His claim to the heavyweight title is disputed.
- something that is claimed, esp. a piece of public land for which formal request is made for mining or other purposes.
- a request or demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy, a workers' compensation law, etc.:We filed a claim for compensation from the company.
- Idiomslay claim to, to declare oneself entitled to:I have never laid claim to being an expert in tax laws.
- Anglo-French, Old French cla(i)me, noun, nominal derivative of the verb, verbal
- Latin clāmāre to cry out; (noun, nominal) Middle English
- Anglo-French, Old French claimer
- (verb, verbal) Middle English claimen 1250–1300
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See demand.
- 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged request, requisition, call.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
claim /kleɪm/ vb (mainly tr)
- to demand as being due or as one's property; assert one's title or right to: he claimed the record
- (takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to assert as a fact; maintain against denial: he claimed to be telling the truth
- to call for or need; deserve: this problem claims our attention
- to take: the accident claimed four lives
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French claimer to call, appeal, from Latin clāmāre to shoutˈclaimable adj ˈclaimer n
- an assertion of a right; a demand for something as due
- an assertion of something as true, real, or factual: he made claims for his innocence
- a right or just title to something; basis for demand: a claim to fame
- anything that is claimed, esp in a formal or legal manner, such as a piece of land staked out by a miner
- a demand for payment in connection with an insurance policy, etc
- the sum of money demanded