- The definition of a claim is a demand for something which is due.
An example of claim is a document given to the insurance company stating money is wanted for car damages.
- Claim means to take or assert ownership of something.
An example of claim is to recover a lost jacket from the lost and found.
claim definition by Webster's New World
- to demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized): to claim a record in the high jump
- to call for; require; deserve: a problem that claims attention
- ☆ to state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
Origin: Middle English claimen ; from Old French claimer, to call, claim ; from Classical Latin clamare, to cry out: see clamor
- a demand for something rightfully or allegedly due
- a right or title to something: her sole claim to fame
- something claimed, as
- a piece of land staked out by a settler or miner
- money demanded for an insurance settlement
- ☆ a statement, as a fact, of something that may be called into question; assertion
- claimable adjective
claim definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb claimed, claim·ing, claims
- To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due: claim a reward; claim one's luggage at the airport carousel.
- To take in a violent manner as if by right: a hurricane that claimed two lives.
- To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain: claimed he had won the race; a candidate claiming many supporters.
- To deserve or call for; require: problems that claim her attention.
- A demand for something as rightful or due.
- A basis for demanding something; a title or right.
- Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
- a. A demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy or other formal arrangement.b. The sum of money demanded.
- A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth: makes no claim to be a cure.
Origin: Middle English claimen, from Old French clamer, claim-, from Latin clāmāre, to call; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- claimˈa·ble adjective
- claimˈer noun
claim - Business Definition
claim - Legal Definition
claim - Phrases/Idioms
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