claim

[ kleym ]
/ kleɪm /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make or file a claim: to claim for additional compensation.

noun

Idioms

    lay claim to, to declare oneself entitled to: I have never laid claim to being an expert in tax laws.

Origin of claim

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English claimen < Anglo-French, Old French claimer < Latin clāmāre to cry out; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French cla(i)me, noun derivative of the v.
Related forms

Synonym study

1. See demand.
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Examples from the Web for unclaimed

British Dictionary definitions for unclaimed (1 of 2)

unclaimed

/ (ʌnˈkleɪmd) /

adjective

not having been claimed£7 million in unclaimed prizes

British Dictionary definitions for unclaimed (2 of 2)

claim

/ (kleɪm) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Formsclaimable, adjectiveclaimer, noun

Word Origin for claim

C13: from Old French claimer to call, appeal, from Latin clāmāre to shout
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Idioms and Phrases with unclaimed

claim


In addition to the idiom beginning with claim

  • claim check

also see:

  • lay claim to
  • stake a claim
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