Claim vs Clare - What's the difference?

claim | clare |

As a noun claim

is claim.

As an adjective clare is




Alternative forms

* claym (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A demand of ownership made for something (e.g. claim ownership, claim victory).
  • A new statement of truth made about something, usually when the statement has yet to be verified.
  • A demand of ownership for previously unowned land (e.g. in the gold rush, oil rush)
  • (legal) A legal demand for compensation or damages.
  • Usage notes

    * Demand ownership of land not previously owned. One usually stakes a claim. * The legal sense. One usually makes a claim. See


    (en verb)
  • To demand ownership of.
  • To state a new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.
  • To demand ownership or right to use for land.
  • (legal) To demand compensation or damages through the courts.
  • To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
  • * John Locke
  • We must know how the first ruler, from whom anyone claims , came by his authority.
  • To proclaim.
  • (Spenser)
  • To call or name.
  • (Spenser)


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    (wikipedia Clare)

    Etymology 1

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A county in the Republic of Ireland
  • A town in the county of Cavan, Ireland.
  • derived from place names in England and Ireland, and from (etyl) "clay" as an occupational name for a worker in clay.
  • transferred from the surnames (much less common than the female name).
  • Etymology 2

    Medieval English vernacular form of Clara.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • , often spelled Claire in the 20th century.
  • * : Act I, Scene IV:
  • Yes, truly: I speak not as desiring more,
    But rather wishing a more strict restraint
    Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare .
  • * 1999 Margaret York: The Price of Guilt : page 58:
  • "What's your name?"
    "Clare Fairweather," she said. "Awful, isn't it?" and went away, hiding her mirth.


    (en noun)
  • A nun of the order of (Saint Clare).
  • Anagrams

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