Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (v.) To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
2. (v./.) To proclaim.
3. (v./.) To call or name.
4. (v./.) To assert; to maintain.
5. (v. i.) To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
6. (n.) A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact.
7. (n.) A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant.
8. (n.) The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; as a settler's claim; a miner's claim.
9. (n.) A loud call.