Pronunciation Noun

claim (plural claims)

  1. A demand of ownership made for something.
    a claim of ownership
    a claim of victory
  2. The thing claimed.
  3. The right or ground of demanding.
    You don't have any claim on my time, since I'm no longer your employee.
  4. A new statement of something one believes to be the truth, usually when the statement has yet to be verified or without valid evidence provided.
    The company's share price dropped amid claims of accounting fraud.
  5. A demand of ownership for previously unowned land.
    Miners had to stake their claims during the gold rush.
  6. (legal) A legal demand for compensation or damages.
Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

claim (claims, present participle claiming; past and past participle claimed)

  1. To demand ownership of.
  2. To state a new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.
  3. To demand ownership or right to use for land.
  4. (legal) To demand compensation or damages through the courts.
  5. (intransitive) To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
    • 1689 December (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 1, in Two Treatises of Government: […], London: […] Awnsham Churchill, […], OCLC 83985187 ↗:
      We must know how the first ruler, from whom any one claims, came by his authority, upon what ground any one has empire
  6. To cause the loss of, usually by violent means.
    The attacks claimed the lives of five people.
    A fire claimed two homes.
  7. (archaic) To proclaim.
  8. (archaic) To call or name.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: beanspruchen
  • Italian: reclamare la proprietà, reclamare il possesso
  • Portuguese: reivindicar
  • Russian: претендова́ть
  • Russian: тре́бовать выплата
  • Spanish: demandar
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