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Definition of Claim

Claim

  1. To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
  2. To proclaim.
  3. To call or name.
  4. To assert; to maintain.
  5. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. A loud call.

Claim Quotations

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Stephen Hawking

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
Mark Twain

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Khalil Gibran

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Claim Translations

claim in Dutch is aanspraak maken op, claimen
claim in German is Anspruch {m}
claim in Italian is pretendere, affermazione, esigenza, affermare
claim in Latin is adsumo (assumo), assero, vindico (vindicatum)
claim in Norwegian is fordre, kreve
claim in Spanish is afirmacion, pretension, postulado, derecho, opinar
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