claim (Noun) — An assertion of a right (as to money or property). ex. "his claim asked for damages"
claim (Noun) — An assertion that something is true or factual. ex. "his claim that he was innocent" ex. "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
claim (Noun) — Demand for something as rightful or due. ex. "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
claim (Noun) — An informal right to something. ex. "his claim on her attentions"
claim (Noun) — An established or recognized right. ex. "a strong legal claim to the property" ex. "he staked his claim"
claim (Noun) — A moral duty or demand.
claim (Verb) — Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing. ex. "He claimed that he killed the burglar"
claim (Verb) — Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to. ex. "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter" ex. "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
claim (Verb) — Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example. ex. "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
claim (Verb) — Lay claim to; as of an idea. ex. "She claimed credit for the whole idea"
claim (Verb) — Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs. ex. "the accident claimed three lives"