- Grasp Grasp, n.
1. A gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or
infolding in the arms. ``The grasps of love.'' --Shak.
The whole space that's in the tyrant's grasp. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The foremost minds of the next . . . era were not, in power of grasp, equal to their predecessors. --Z. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
5. The handle of a sword or of an oar. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.