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KK Pronunciation

〔 klem 〕


〔 kleim 〕

Overview of noun claim

The noun claim has 6 senses

  • claim -- (an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages")

  • claim -- (an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims")

  • claim -- (demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day")

  • claim, title -- (an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame")

  • title, 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")

  • call, claim -- (a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty")

Overview of verb claim

The verb claim has 5 senses

  • claim -- (assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar")

  • claim, lay claim, arrogate -- (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 -- (ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount")

  • claim, take -- (lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea")

  • claim, take, exact -- (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")