v. t.1.To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of.
[imp. & p. p. Grasper ; p. pr. & vb. n. Qraspine.]
Thy hand is made to grasp a palmer's staff.
- Shak.
2.To lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend.
v. i.1.To effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive.
To grasp at
to catch at; to try to seize; as, Alexander grasped at universal empire,
n.1.A gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms.
2.Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp.
3.Forcible possession; hold.
The whole space that's in the tyrant's grasp.
- Shak.
4.Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey.
5.The handle of a sword or of an oar.
Noun1.Graspgrasp - understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
Synonyms: appreciation, hold
2.grasp - the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
Synonyms: compass, reach, range
3.grasp - a firm controlling influence; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
Synonyms: grip
4.grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
Verb1.grasp - hold firmly
Synonyms: hold on
2.grasp - get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
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