What does clasp mean?

Definitions for clasp
klæsp, klɑspclasp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clasp.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clasp(noun)

    a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together

  2. 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"

  3. clasp(verb)

    hold firmly and tightly

  4. brooch, clasp(verb)

    fasten with or as if with a brooch

  5. buckle, clasp(verb)

    fasten with a buckle or buckles

  6. clasp(verb)

    grasp firmly

    "The child clasped my hands"


  1. clasp(Noun)

    A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.

    I always have a hard time working the clasp on this necklace!

  2. clasp(Noun)

    An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.

    He took her hand in a firm clasp.

  3. clasp(Verb)

    To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.

    They clasped hands and parted as friends.

  4. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clasp(verb)

    to shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp)

  2. Clasp(verb)

    to inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace

  3. Clasp(verb)

    to surround and cling to; to entwine about

  4. Clasp(noun)

    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

  5. Clasp(noun)

    a close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand

  6. Origin: [OE. claspen, clapsen, prob. akin to E. clap.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clasp

    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.]

Anagrams for clasp »

  1. calps, claps, scalp

  2. Calps

  3. Claps

  4. Scalp

How to pronounce clasp?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clasp in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clasp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of clasp in a Sentence

  1. Marjorie Holmes:

    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.

  2. I Ching:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of clasp

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  • тока, захващам, закопчалка, закопчавамBulgarian
  • sevřítCzech
  • Griff, greifen, SpangeGerman
  • broche, hebilla, agarrar, manija, corcheteSpanish
  • tarrautua, kouristaa, puristaaFinnish
  • fermoir, serrerFrench
  • ճարմանդArmenian
  • agrafoIdo
  • 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
  • agarrarPortuguese
  • apucaRomanian
  • застёжкаRussian

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