• WordNet 3.6
    • v reclaim overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable "He tames lions for the circus","reclaim falcons"
    • v reclaim make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state "The people reclaimed the marshes"
    • v reclaim bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one "The Church reformed me","reform your conduct"
    • v reclaim reuse (materials from waste products)
    • v reclaim claim back
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reclaim Hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labor, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like; as, to reclaim wild land, overflowed land, etc.
    • n Reclaim The act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed; reclamation; recovery.
    • Reclaim To bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform. "They, hardened more by what might most reclaim ,
      Grieving to see his glory, . . . took envy."
    • Reclaim To call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting. "The headstrong horses hurried Octavius . . . along, and were deaf to his reclaiming them."
    • Reclaim To call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform. "It is the intention of Providence, in all the various expressions of his goodness, to reclaim mankind."
    • Reclaim To call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call.
    • v. t Reclaim rē*klām" To claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover possession of. "A tract of land [Holland] snatched from an element perpetually reclaiming its prior occupancy."
    • Reclaim To correct; to reform; -- said of things. "Your error, in time reclaimed , will be venial."
    • Reclaim To cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions. "Scripture reclaims , and the whole Catholic church reclaims , and Christian ears would not hear it.""At a later period Grote reclaimed strongly against Mill's setting Whately above Hamilton."
    • Reclaim To draw back; to give way.
    • Reclaim To exclaim against; to gainsay.
    • Reclaim To reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discipline; -- said especially of birds trained for the chase, but also of other animals. "An eagle well reclaimed ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reclaim To cry out; exclaim against something.
    • reclaim In Scots law, to appeal from a judgment of the lord ordinary to the inner house of the Court of Session.
    • reclaim To draw back; give way.
    • reclaim To effect reformation.
    • reclaim To cry out against; contradict; gainsay.
    • reclaim To call back; call upon to return; recall; urge backward.
    • reclaim To claim the return or restoration of; demand renewed possession of; attempt to regain: as, to reclaim one's rights or property.
    • reclaim To effect the return or restoration of; get back or restore by effort; regain; recover.
    • reclaim In falconry, to draw back; recover.
    • reclaim To bring under restraint or within close limits; check; restrain; hold back.
    • reclaim To draw back from error or wrong-doing; bring to a proper state of mind; reform.
    • reclaim To bring to a subdued or ameliorated state; make amenable to control or use; reduce to obedience, as a wild animal; tame; subdue; also, to fit for cultivation, as wild or marshy land.
    • reclaim To call or cry out again; repeat the utterance of; sound back; reverberate.
    • reclaim Synonyms and To recover, regain, restore, amend, correct.
    • n reclaim The act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed, in any sense; reclamation; recall; restoration; reformation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Reclaim rē-klām′ to demand the return of: to regain: to bring back from a wild or barbarous state, or from error or vice: to bring into a state of cultivation: to bring into the desired condition: to make tame or gentle: to reform
    • v.i Reclaim to cry out or exclaim:
    • v.i Reclaim (Scots law) to appeal from the Lord Ordinary to the inner house of the Court of Session
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  • Samuel Butler
    “A lawyers dream of heaven; every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. réclamer, L. reclamare, reclamatum, to cry out against; pref. re-, re- + clamare, to call or cry aloud. See Claim


In literature:

Kind words and a sympathetic handclasp have done more to reclaim lost souls than all the tracts ever published.
"Wise or Otherwise" by Lydia Leavitt
All Bohemia, excepting Egra, was now reclaimed.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Trajan might well have consented to it, had his sole object been to reclaim the rights or to vindicate the honor of his country.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
Though Morold's steel had maimed him to health again I reclaimed him!
"Tristan and Isolda" by Richard Wagner
I will therefore take it and wear it, and when the owner has his senses restored to him, he will be able to see and reclaim it.
"Miscellanea" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
What did she consider as the most probable means of reclaiming him?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
I had a piece of reclaimable ground on my own hands which I let for eight shillings an acre.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Slaps and sharp words are penalties that suggest themselves alike to the least reclaimed barbarian and the stolidest peasant.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
It stood on land reclaimed from the forest by his father's labor.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
But through his abounding love in Christ Jesus we can be reclaimed and reinstated sooner than they.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline

In poetry:

Many names and flames
Pass and flash and fall,
Night-begotten names,
And the night reclaims,
As she bare them, all.
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Restored to virtue by thy hand,
The father, brother, son, arise;
From sin and wo reclaimed, they stand,
And swell thy praise with tearful eyes.
"Temperance Hymn" by John Pierpont
Christ, is the Shiloh sent us from above,
Our Slavery and Bondage to remove,
From vice our erring footsteps to reclaim,
And teach us to adore the sacred Name.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
And had you life undying would you heed
Vile torment or the spite of rage or greed?
How then would age be eager to reclaim
His years divine unknown to care or creed !
"Omar Dead" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Why comes he not? I call
In tears upon him yet;
'Twere better ne'er to love at all,
Than love, and then forget!
Why comes he not? Alas! I should
Reclaim him still, if weeping could.
"A Song Of Savoy" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And not this common frame alone
Reclaims its youth, remounts its throne;
I feel, as air and sky expand,
That here the spirit, as the flesh,
Grows fragrant, dewy, healthful, fresh,
And like the landscape, grand.
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Louis Aims to Reclaim PD from State-Controlled Civil War Era.
When I decided to try to reclaim the flood damage fields, subsoiling seemed appropriate.
The armed group soon became known as the most skilled in the battles to reclaim Jerusalem from the Arabs and racked up several successive victories over Muslim forces.
Daylight Savings ends this weekend and you get to reclaim that lost hour.
Glenn Beck's DC rally: Reclaiming America's honor.
Mitt Romney is looking to reclaim any combination of these.
Work is under way on 100 buildings across 1,500 acres reclaimed from the sea.
American Classics, a line of solid-plank, oak flooring by Viridian Reclaimed Wood, is recovered from industrial shipping pallets and crates.
Made from reclaimed timber simple and effective once you see one they all want one.
The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong's Attempt to Reclaim the Tour de France.
Commissioners vote 3-2 for the prohibition, which neighbors sought as a way to reclaim Whitely Landing.
Part 2 of a Series on Reclaiming the Willamette River .
Reclaiming the Willamette River Part 2: Unrocking the Bowl.
In addition to using reclaimed wood, Rauch is a fan of reclaiming woodworking equipment.

In science:

Substituting in (4.16) we reclaim again (4.4) provided the independent members of {ci} are identified with the independent entries in (4.2) (which are the last components of the eigenvectors of (3.2)).
Tridiagonal realization of the anti-symmetric Gaussian $\beta$-ensemble
Recalling (31), we check from these explicit forms that the results (8), (10) for the one and two point real correlations and the result (16) for the one point complex correlation are reclaimed.
The limiting Kac random polynomial and truncated random orthogonal matrices
WiFi-Nano: Reclaiming WiFi Efficiency through 800ns slots.
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
Garbage collection occurs in order to reclaim additional blocks.
Analysis of Trim Commands on Overprovisioning and Write Amplification in Solid State Drives
This means that at garbage collection, there is no valid data that needs to be saved in the pages of the block being reclaimed, and so there are no extra writes to contribute to write amplification [Hu et al. 2009].
Analysis of Trim Commands on Overprovisioning and Write Amplification in Solid State Drives