Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reclaim”

See all translations

reclaim

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈkleɪm/ us  
to take back something that was yours: You'll be able to reclaim the tax on all equipment that you buy. I reclaimed my suitcase from the left luggage office. to make land, such as desert or areas covered by water, suitable for farming or building to treat waste materials in order to get useful materials, such as glass or paper, that can be used again
(Definition of reclaim from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reclaim?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reclaim” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More