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. [1913 Webster]

2. Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp. [1913 Webster]

3. Forcible possession; hold. [1913 Webster]

The whole space that's in the tyrant's grasp. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey. [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.


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”