Associations to the word «Claim»


CLAIM, noun. A demand of ownership made for something (e.g. claim ownership, claim victory).
CLAIM, noun. A new statement of truth made about something, usually when the statement has yet to be verified.
CLAIM, noun. A demand of ownership for previously unowned land (e.g. in the gold rush, oil rush)
CLAIM, noun. (legal) A legal demand for compensation or damages.
CLAIM, verb. To demand ownership of.
CLAIM, verb. To state a new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.
CLAIM, verb. To demand ownership or right to use for land.
CLAIM, verb. (legal) To demand compensation or damages through the courts.
CLAIM, verb. (intransitive) To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
CLAIM, verb. (archaic) To proclaim.
CLAIM, verb. (archaic) To call or name.
CLAIM JUMPER, noun. One who disreputably mines land legitimately claimed by another.
CLAIM SHANTY, noun. A house hastily built on a piece of land in order to legalize a claim to the land.
CLAIM TO FAME, noun. (idiomatic) That for which one has bragging rights; one's reason for being well-known or famous.

Dictionary definition

CLAIM, noun. An assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages".
CLAIM, noun. An assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims".
CLAIM, noun. Demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day".
CLAIM, noun. An informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame".
CLAIM, noun. An established or recognized right; "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim".
CLAIM, noun. A demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty".
CLAIM, verb. Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar".
CLAIM, verb. Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident".
CLAIM, verb. Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount".
CLAIM, verb. Lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea".
CLAIM, verb. Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her".

Wise words

A kind word warms a man throughout three winters.
Turkish Proverb