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tr.v. claimed, claim·ing, claims
1. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due: claim a reward; claim one's luggage at the airport carousel.
2. To take in a violent manner as if by right: a hurricane that claimed two lives.
3. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain: claimed he had won the race; a candidate claiming many supporters.
4. To deserve or call for; require: problems that claim her attention.
1. A demand for something as rightful or due.
2. A basis for demanding something; a title or right.
3. Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
a. A demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy or other formal arrangement.
b. The sum of money demanded.
5. A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth: makes no claim to be a cure.
lay claim to
To assert one's right to or ownership of.

[Middle English claimen, from Old French clamer, claim-, from Latin clāmāre, to call; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

claim′a·ble adj.
claim′er n.
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One who sets forth a claim to a royal title:
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Placed once in five starts, the son of Kodiac is fitted with a visor and will have 5lb claimer Gary Halpin on board for the first time.
Now the point of concern is that there was no such limitation or condition trough which we were made refused claimer .
Elsewhere on the card, Kevin Prendergast's Blue Mimosa, runner-up to gin Rummy at Down Royal and ridden by excellent 5lb claimer sam James, appeals in the opening two-year-old maiden.
Terry Mills was full of praise for 7lb claimer Patrick Hills after Solid Rock showed real guts to win at Lingfield.
Lost Spirit showed his liking for Catterick's tight turns with an all-the-way success in the Tote Exacta Handicap in the hands of 7lb claimer Lisa Jones.
We're running him back quite soon and, hopefully, the ground won't be too quick," Grassick said of the four-year-old who will have 5lb claimer Donnacha O'Brien on board.
YAKIMOV made it four wins on the trot with the minimum of fuss when making his debut for trainer Ollie Pears in the claimer at Southwell.
Lava Man's Santa Anita Handicap victory on Saturday lifted the Cal-bred former claimer to No.
At Catterick yesterday, Lanarkshire-based Sandy Frame was all smiles after Desert Fighter carried his yellow and grey colours to a four-timer in the claimer.