What does clamp mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clamp, clinch(verb)

    a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

  2. clamp(verb)

    fasten or fix with a clamp

    "clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"

  3. clamp(verb)

    impose or inflict forcefully

    "The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"


  1. clamp(Noun)

    A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together.

  2. clamp(Verb)

    To fasten in place or together with (or as if with) a clamp.

  3. clamp(Verb)

    To hold or grip tightly.

  4. clamp(Verb)

    To modify a numeric value so it lies within a specific range.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clamp(noun)

    something rigid that holds fast or binds things together; a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces together

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  2. Clamp(noun)

    an instrument with a screw or screws by which work is held in its place or two parts are temporarily held together

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  3. Clamp(noun)

    a piece of wood placed across another, or inserted into another, to bind or strengthen

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  4. Clamp(noun)

    one of a pair of movable pieces of lead, or other soft material, to cover the jaws of a vise and enable it to grasp without bruising

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  5. Clamp(noun)

    a thick plank on the inner part of a ship's side, used to sustain the ends of beams

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  6. Clamp(noun)

    a mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for roasting, or of coal for coking

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  7. Clamp(noun)

    a mollusk. See Clam

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  8. Clamp(verb)

    to fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  9. Clamp(verb)

    to cover, as vegetables, with earth

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  10. Clamp(noun)

    a heavy footstep; a tramp

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]

  11. Clamp(verb)

    to tread heavily or clumsily; to clump

    Etymology: [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]


  1. CLAMP

    Clamp, is an all-female Japanese manga artist group that formed in the mid-1980s. Many of the group's manga series are often adapted into anime after release. It consists of their leader Nanase Ohkawa, who provides much of the storyline and screenplay for all their works and adaptations of those works respectively, and three artists whose roles shift for each series: Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Satsuki Igarashi. Almost 100 million Clamp tankōbon copies have been sold worldwide as of October 2007. Beginning as an eleven-member dōjinshi circle in the mid-1980s, they began creating original work in 1987. By the time they debuted with RG Veda in 1989, their numbers were reduced to seven. In 1993, three more members left, leaving the four members who are currently still part of the group. In 2006, members decided to change their names; Ohkawa later changed her name back from Ageha Ohkawa to Nanase Ohkawa, while the other three members retained their new names.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clamp

    klamp, n. a piece of timber, iron, &c., used to fasten things together or to strengthen any framework: any instrument for holding.—v.t. to bind with clamps. [From a root seen in A.S. clam, fetter; Dut. klamp, a clamp, and akin to Eng. Clip, Climb.]

  2. Clamp

    klamp, n. a heavy tread.—v.i. to tread heavily. [Prob. from the sound.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Clamp

    The appliance for grasping and retaining the end of the rod that holds a carbon in the arc lamp.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clamp in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clamp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of clamp in a Sentence

  1. James Jacobs:

    I’m skeptical on the ability to clamp down on guns. That horse has already left the stable, most people who are highly dangerous don’t go to a legal gun dealer. They go on the internet or the black market or just get someone else to buy a gun for them.

  2. Nguyen Truong Son:

    In the past year, the Vietnamese authorities have made a clear effort to clamp down on social media, they have realized that Facebook was one of the last safe spaces where people could peacefully speak their mind, spread news, hold debates  - everything the authorities are afraid of.

  3. Nicholas Holt:

    We believe there needs to be more attention paid to this, there needs to be more efforts to clamp down on the bad faith trademarks.

  4. Anup Katheria:

    The practice of helping babies breathe while waiting to clamp the umbilical cord has been around for a long time; it makes sense for the sickest infants, we're focused on producing evidence that shows the benefits. We think this could become the foundation for practice changing resuscitation techniques, transforming outcomes for the most critical of newborns nationwide.

  5. Stoessel Chagas:

    The little leaks from these platforms are constant due to the lack of maintenance, we joke that there is more clamp than pipeline.

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