Comprehending
Comprehend Com`pre*hend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comprehended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comprehending}.] [L. comprehendere, comprehensum; com- + prehendere to grasp, seize; prae before + hendere (used only in comp.). See {Get}, and cf. {Comprise}.] 1. To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire. [1913 Webster]

Who hath . . . comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure. --Is. xl. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. To take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply. [1913 Webster]

Comprehended all in this one word, Discretion. --Hobbes. [1913 Webster]

And if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying. --Rom. xiii. 9. [1913 Webster]

3. To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand. [1913 Webster]

At a loss to comprehend the question. --W. Irwing. [1913 Webster]

Great things doeth he, which we can not comprehend. --Job. xxxvii. 5.

Syn: To contain; include; embrace; comprise; inclose; grasp; embody; involve; imply; apprehend; imagine; conceive; understand. See {Apprehend}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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