• Geirald claims his reward and the queen demands another test
    Geirald claims his reward and the queen demands another test
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v claim 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"
    • v claim assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing "He claimed that he killed the burglar"
    • v claim lay claim to; as of an idea "She took credit for the whole idea"
    • v claim ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
    • v claim 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"
    • n claim demand for something as rightful or due "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
    • n claim an informal right to something "his claim on her attentions","his title to fame"
    • n claim 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"
    • n claim an assertion of a right (as to money or property) "his claim asked for damages"
    • n claim an assertion that something is true or factual "his claim that he was innocent","evidence contradicted the government's claims"
    • n claim a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The English Colonies and the French Claims in 1754 The English Colonies and the French Claims in 1754

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colgate claims "Tooth Fairy" as a registered trademark.
    • Claim 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.
    • Claim A loud call.
    • Claim 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. "A bar to all claims upon land."
    • Claim The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; ; as, a settler's claim; a miner's claim .
    • Claim To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
    • Claim To assert; to maintain.
    • v. i Claim To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim. "We must know how the first ruler, from whom any one claims , came by his authority."
    • Claim To call or name. "That other son was cleped Cambalo."
    • Claim To proclaim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It was claimed that a Tiger shot dead by colonel Jim Corbett in 1907 had killed 436 people in India.
    • claim To call; call out; cry out.
    • claim To be entitled to a thing; have a right; derive a right; especially, to derive a right by descent.
    • claim To assert, a claim; put forward a claim.
    • claim To assert a belief or an opinion; maintain; assert.
    • claim To proclaim.
    • claim To call or name.
    • claim 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 claim obedience or respect; to claim an estate by descent; to claim payment: with from or of before the person on whom the claim is made.
    • claim 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.
    • claim Synonyms Request, Beg, etc. See ask.
    • n claim A cry; a call, as for aid.
    • n claim 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.
    • n claim 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.
    • n claim 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.
    • n claim 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. These laws usually require that a certain amount of work be done, or money expended, in order to prevent the claim from being forfeited. Claims may also be made for water-rights, for mining purposes, adjacent to streams. [Cordilleran mining region.]
    • claim To stick; paste: as, to claim up an advertisement.
    • claim To clog; overload.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History houses the world's largest shell collection, some 15 million specimens. A smaller museum in Sanibel, Florida owns a mere 2 million shells and claims to be the worlds only museum devoted solely to mollusks.
    • v.t Claim klām to call for: to demand as a right
    • n Claim a demand for something supposed due: right or ground for demanding: the thing claimed
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  • Ovid
    “People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are made in America.”
  • Harold Rosenberg
    “The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.”
  • Joseph Conrad
    “Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.”


Stake a claim - If you stake a claim to something, you announce that it belongs to you.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. clamen, claimen, OF. clamer, fr. L. clamare, to cry out, call; akin to calare, to proclaim, Gr. kalei^n to call, Skr. kal, to sound, G. holen, to fetch, E. hale, haul


In literature:

I'll get you a parole to-morrow if you'll give me a quit-claim to your claim.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
Your contract calls for claims, wherever located, but I haven't got any claim.
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
Man exacts conjugal fidelity from her, but claims exemption for himself.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Now he claims it's his nugget, and the rest of 'em claim it belongs to all of them as partners.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Maybe I could help you with your claim.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
He had, probably, never heard, and never thought of any claims of Charles Hayter.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
What if her father, in his sudden excitement and concern, should tell Lounsbury that the claim was not yet filed upon!
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
The shoes contain utilities which the man who furnished the hides cannot claim to have created.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
Or, at least, something would have been done towards substantiating those claims.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
What Acton feared and hated was the claim of absolutism to crush the individuality and destroy the conscience of men.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

In poetry:

Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.
"Human Family" by Maya Angelou
O! I'm the month of beauty,
The summer's crown I claim,
Now whisper to me softly,
And tell me what's my name.
"June" by Mary Weston Fordham
Nor claim I thus a loving heart
That for itself is mute:
In such love I desire no part
As reaches not my root.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
I am that which heroes claim;
For their deeds of daring;
I can raise a humble name—
Why art thou despairing?
"Dialogue With Fame." by Samuel Bamford
For He who gave the precious gift,
May claim the greatest part;
He is the only worthy guest,
To occupy the heart.
"Address To Emma, On Her Departure For The Country" by Elizabeth Bath
Why should the "crowner's quest"
Sit on my worst or best?
Why should the showman claim
The poor ghost of my name?
"An Autograph" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Omega-3 claims are among the most sought-after health claims for nutraceutical products today, and the trend is only increasing worldwide.
Jobless claims fell to 339,000 claims from a revised 369,000 claims for the prior week.
A total of 10.8 claims were filed for every 1,000 insured Escalades , resulting in average loss payments of $10,555 per claim by insurance companies to the affected drivers, the study said.
The Federal Trade Commission ( FTC ) revised its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims to make sure that marketers' claims about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful.
The court granted a defense motion for summary judgment plaintiffs' claim that defendant breached an insurance contract by not paying a fire claim made against plaintiffs' homeowners' policy.
5-Hour Energy death claims: Filings with Food and Drug Administration claim the drinks are deadly.
Ethics in Claims and Settlements: Frivolous Claims, Ghostwriting Pleadings, Settlement Authority and More – A National Perspective.
Pulp company Mercer International has filed a $250 million claim against Canada under the North America Free Trade Agreement claiming it is being placed at a competitive disadvantage by BC Hydro.
1 claim against Moraga School District Two women have filed claims against the Moraga School District and three former administrators alleging the employees could have prevented the pair's sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher.
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The court will address whether the statute of limitations for penalties begins when the SEC discovered the claim, or when the claims first accrued.
Claims stake a claim on the Internet.
Singer adds that no malicious-prosecution claim can be made before first defeating the plaintiff's claim, so he'll be filing a motion for summary judgment.
The Indiana Supreme Court granted transfer to a case in which a legal professional liability insurer claimed it didn't receive actual notice of claims against the attorney, so the former clients couldn't collect under the plan.
NEW YORK (CBS) Kayden Nguyen, the 23-year-old former model who claims Steven Seagal treated her like a "sex toy," also claimed to be a "lipstick lesbian" who could manipulate and "trick any guy" she wanted.

In science:

R hj dν (p) = R hdν (p) , and the claim is Claim 5.3.2.
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
Claim. : It T is unstable, then some formula ϕ(x, y , ¯c) has the order property (equivalently is unstable, hence some ϕ(x(y , ¯c)) define a partial order with infinite claims or has the independence property.
Classification theory for theories with NIP - a modest beginning
Claim D Let N ∗ be a model of T ∗ with the properties stated in Claim C.
Definability of initial segments
The authors claim it solves the well-known problems of standard cosmology such as the horizon, flatness and monopole problems (see e.g. ) without the need to invoke a period of inflationary expansion (see, however, for an opposing view concerning this claim).
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe
Claim (vii) is immediate from claim (ii) and the definitions of wall and ceiling.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models