from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due.
- transitive verb To take in a violent manner as if by right.
- transitive verb To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain.
- transitive verb To deserve or call for; require.
- noun A demand for something as rightful or due.
- noun A basis for demanding something; a title or right.
- noun Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
- noun A demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy or other formal arrangement.
- noun The sum of money demanded.
- noun A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth.
- idiom (lay claim to) To assert one's right to or ownership of.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To stick; paste: as, to
claimup an advertisement.
- To clog; overload.
- noun A cry; a call, as for aid.
- noun A demand of a right or alleged right; a calling on another for something due or asserted to be due: as, a claim of wages for services.
- noun A right to claim or demand; a just title to something in one's own possession or in the possession or at the disposal of another.
- noun The thing claimed or demanded; specifically, a piece of public land which a squatter or settler marks out for himself with the intention of purchasing it when the government offers it for sale: as, he staked out a claim.
- noun Hence A piece of land obtained in this manner; specifically, in mining, the portion of mineral ground held by an individual or an association in accordance with the local mining-laws of the district.
- To call; call out; cry out.
- To be entitled to a thing; have a right; derive a right; especially, to derive a right by descent.
- To assert, a claim; put forward a claim.
- To assert a belief or an opinion; maintain; assert.
- To proclaim.
- To call or name.
- To ask or demand by virtue of a right or asserted right to the possession of the thing demanded, or of authority to demand it; demand as a right or as due; assert a right to: as, to
claimobedience or respect; to claim an estate by descent; to claim payment: with from or of before the person on whom the claim is made.
- To hold or maintain as a fact or as true; assert as a fact, or as one's own belief or opinion: as, I claim that he is right.
- Synonyms Request, Beg, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
- noun A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant.
- noun U.S. & Australia The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; .
- noun obsolete A loud call.
- noun to demand as a right.
- transitive verb To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
- transitive verb obsolete To proclaim.
- transitive verb obsolete To call or name.
- transitive verb colloq. To assert; to maintain.
- intransitive verb To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
demandof ownership made for something (eg. claim ownership, claim victory).
- noun A new statement of truth made about something, usually when the statement has yet to be verified.
- noun A demand of ownership for previously unowned land (eg. in the gold rush, oil rush)
- noun law A legal demand for
- verb To
- verb To
statea new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.
- verb To demand ownership or
rightto usefor land.
- verb law To
demand compensationor damagesthrough the courts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an assertion that something is true or factual
- noun an informal right to something
- noun demand for something as rightful or due
- verb assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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