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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
  • n. An embrace or hug.
  • n. A grip or grasp of the hand.
  • n. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
  • v. To fasten with or as if with a clasp.
  • v. To hold in a tight embrace.
  • v. To grip firmly in or with the hand; grasp.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
  • n. An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.
  • v. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp).
  • v. To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace.
  • v. To surround and cling to; to entwine about.
  • n. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc.
  • n. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To catch and hold by twining or embracing; surround and cling to, as a vine to a tree; embrace closely; inclose or encompass, as with the arms, hands, or fingers; grasp.
  • To shut or fasten together with or as with a clasp.
  • To cling.
  • n. A catch or hook used to hold together two things, or two parts of the same thing.
  • n. Specifically— A broad, flat hook or catch used to hold together the covers of a book.
  • n. A hook used to hold together two parts of a garment, or serve as an ornament: as, a cloak-clasp. See agraffe, brooch, fermail.
  • n. A small piece of tin or other metal passed through or around two objects, and bent over to fasten them together.
  • n. In spinning, an arrangement consisting of two horizontal beams, the upper pressed upon the lower one, or lifted for drawing out the thread.
  • n. A clinging or grasping, especially of the arms or hands; a close embrace.
  • n. In entomology, the claspers at the end of the male abdomen, designed for retaining the female.
  • To attach holdfasts of metal to the outer edges of (a book-cover) to prevent its yawning or warping.
  • n.
  • n. In the British army, a narrow flat bar of metal forming part of a military decoration, and bearing the name of some action at which the bearer was present.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. grasp firmly
  • n. the act of grasping
  • n. a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  • v. hold firmly and tightly
  • v. fasten with or as if with a brooch
  • v. fasten with a buckle or buckles
  • Verb Form
    clasped    clasping    clasps   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    seize    clutch    prehend    fixing    holdfast    fastener    fastening    fix    secure    fasten   
    Cross Reference
    hold    vachette clasp   
    Words with the same meaning
    grasp    embrace   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    agasp    asp    gasp    grasp    rasp   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    brooch    buckle    circlet    bracelet    hug    squeeze    grasp    locket    tiara    handshake