verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- claim check,
- claiming race
Origin of claim
Examples from the Web for claimed
The Kurds claimed at least 100 Islamic militants were killed in the two-day battle to lift the siege.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another supposed group, calling itself the New Romantic Cyber Army, also claimed credit.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though he claimed to be a sheikh, he had none of the qualifications.
The Taliban claimed girls education in the region was “western” and against Islam.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nets guard Jarrett Jack claimed credit for the shirts LeBron James and several other players were seen in before the game.‘I Can’t Breathe’ Makes It Onto the Court for Will and Kate to See|Jacob Siegel|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bridget B. claimed retrospectively that she felt dead or drugged, that her limbs were lifeless, she felt as if she had lockjaw.Benign Stupors|August Hoch
It is claimed that this ignorant labor is defrauded of its just hire.
Upon these grounds Panama claimed that she was a sovereign state temporarily under the duress of a superior government.The Panama Canal|Frederic Jennings Haskin
War was determined on, and Sulla, who had already held successful command in the East, claimed the command of the new army.Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)|Charles Morris
She claimed no more than what was justly due to her, but she claimed no less.Ormond, Volume II (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown
verb (mainly tr)
- a demand for payment in connection with an insurance policy, etc
- the sum of money demanded
Word Origin for claim
c.1300, "to call, call out; to ask or demand by virtue of right or authority," from accented stem of Old French clamer "to call, name, describe; claim; complain; declare," from Latin clamare "to cry out, shout, proclaim," from PIE *kele- (2) "to shout," imitative (cf. Sanskrit usakala "cock," literally "dawn-calling;" Latin calare "to announce solemnly, call out;" Middle Irish cailech "cock;" Greek kalein "to call," kelados "noise," kledon "report, fame;" Old High German halan "to call;" Old English hlowan "to low, make a noise like a cow;" Lithuanian kalba "language"). Related: Claimed; claiming.
Meaning "to maintain as true" is from 1864; specific sense "to make a claim" (on an insurance company) is from 1897. Claim properly should not stray too far from its true meaning of "to demand recognition of a right."
early 14c., "a demand of a right; right of claiming," from Old French claime "claim, complaint," from clamer (see claim (v.)). Meaning "thing claimed or demanded" is from 1792; specifically "piece of land allotted and taken" (chiefly U.S. and Australia, in reference to mining) is from 1851. Insurance sense is from 1878.
In addition to the idiom beginning with claim
- claim check
- lay claim to
- stake a claim