Definition of Claim

1. Noun. An assertion of a right (as to money or property). "His claim asked for damages"

Generic synonyms: Assertion, Asseveration, Averment
Specialized synonyms: Cause Of Action, Dibs, Pretension

2. Verb. Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing. "They claim to move "; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"
Specialized synonyms: Pretend, Profess, Contend, Postulate, Make Out, Purport, Profess, Charge
Generic synonyms: Affirm
Antonyms: Disclaim

3. Noun. An assertion that something is true or factual. "Evidence contradicted the government's claims"
Generic synonyms: Assertion, Asseveration, Averment
Specialized synonyms: Allegation, Allegement

4. Verb. Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to. "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
Exact synonyms: Arrogate, Lay Claim
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Related verbs: Take
Specialized synonyms: Pretend, Requisition, Arrogate, Assign
Derivative terms: Arrogator, Claimant
Antonyms: Forfeit

5. Noun. Demand for something as rightful or due. "They struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
Generic synonyms: Demand
Specialized synonyms: Insurance Claim

6. Verb. Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example. "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Specialized synonyms: Demand, Exact, Counterclaim, Demand
Derivative terms: Claimant

7. Noun. An informal right to something. "His title to fame"
Exact synonyms: Title
Generic synonyms: Right

8. Verb. Lay claim to; as of an idea. "She took credit for the whole idea"
Exact synonyms: Take
Generic synonyms: Affirm, Assert, Aver, Avow, Swan, Swear, Verify
Related verbs: Arrogate, Lay Claim
Antonyms: Disclaim

9. Noun. An established or recognized right. "He staked his claim"
Exact synonyms: Title
Generic synonyms: Legal Right
Specialized synonyms: Own Right, Entitlement
Derivative terms: Title, Titular, Titulary

10. Verb. Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs. "The hard work took its toll on her"

11. Noun. A demand especially in the phrase. "The call of duty"
Exact synonyms: Call
Generic synonyms: Demand

Definition of Claim

1. v.&?;. To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.

2. v. i. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Claim

1. Noun. A demand of ownership made for something (eg. claim ownership, claim victory). ¹

2. Noun. A new statement of truth made about something, usually when the statement has yet to be verified. ¹

3. Noun. A demand of ownership for previously unowned land (eg. in the gold rush, oil rush) ¹

4. Noun. (legal) A legal demand for compensation or damages. ¹

5. Verb. To demand ownership of. ¹

6. Verb. To state a new fact. ¹

7. Verb. To demand ownership or right to use for land. ¹

8. Verb. (legal) To demand compensation or damages through the courts. ¹

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Definition of Claim

1. to demand as one's due [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Claim

claim (current term)
claim agent
claim form
claim jumper
claim shanty
claim to fame

Literary usage of Claim

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law Reports by James M. Moorsom, Henry Holroyd, James Redfoord Bulwer, Alexander Mortimer, John Edward Hall, Great Britain Court of Appeal (1876)
"29— Rules 0/1866— Ordinary Quartz April "'• claim—Ownership of claim and Incidents thereof—Discoveries of Gold in " new Locality." On the 14th of April, ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1897)
"LAST winter I was asked to give testimony before the Orphans' Court to assist in proving the claim of a brother practitioner against an estate. ..."

3. Bulletin. by Dept. of Public Instruction, California, Michigan, State Board of Education (1913)
"If no adverse claim shall have been filed with the register and the receiver of the proper land office at the expiration of the sixty days of publication, ..."

4. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"return the indemnity received.1 This is a direct result of the responsibility for good faith assumed by the government in the presentation of a claim, ..."

5. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1912)
"Rept. of committee on claims (Clark) on claim of John A. Lazell (claim stated in ... Rept. of claims committee on claim of OW Glich for services as asst. ..."

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