a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold(verb)
the act of grasping
"he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
hold firmly and tightly
fasten with or as if with a brooch
fasten with a buckle or buckles
"The child clasped my hands"
A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
I always have a hard time working the clasp on this necklace!
An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.
He took her hand in a firm clasp.
To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
They clasped hands and parted as friends.
Origin: Noun dated in the 13th Century and verb dated in the late 14th Century ; from claspe, possible modification of clapse, which is from . Related to enclasp.
to shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp)
to inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace
to surround and cling to; to entwine about
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
a close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand
Origin: [OE. claspen, clapsen, prob. akin to E. clap.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klasp, n. a hook for fastening: an embrace.—v.t. to fasten with a clasp: to enclose and hold in the hand or arms: to embrace.—ns. Clasp′er, that which clasps: the tendril of a plant; Clasp′ing; Clasp′-knife, a knife the blade of which folds into the handle. [M. E. clapse, from the root of A.S. clyppan, to embrace. See Clip.]
calps, claps, scalp
The numerical value of clasp in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of clasp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of clasp in a Sentence
What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
He who possesses the source of Enthusiasm Will achieve great things. Doubt not. You will gather friends around you As a hair clasp gathers the hair.
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Translations for clasp
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- тока, захващам, закопчалка, закопчавамBulgarian
- Griff, greifen, SpangeGerman
- broche, hebilla, agarrar, manija, corcheteSpanish
- tarrautua, kouristaa, puristaaFinnish
- fermoir, serrerFrench
- stringere, agguantare, fermaglio, serrare, fibbia, gancioItalian
- 留め金, 締め金, クラスプJapanese
- копец, зграпчиMacedonian
- haak, gesp, schakel, greep, kram, knip, slot, omklemmen, omhelzing, handdrukDutch
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