What does grasp mean?

Definitions for grasp
græsp, grɑspgrasp

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appreciation, grasp, hold(noun)

    understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

    "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

  2. compass, range, reach, grasp(noun)

    the limit of capability

    "within the compass of education"

  3. grip, grasp(noun)

    an intellectual hold or understanding

    "a good grip on French history"; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"

  4. 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"

  5. grasp, hold on(verb)

    hold firmly

  6. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend(verb)

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Wiktionary

  1. grasp(Noun)

    grip

    Etymology: Originally "to feel around", possibly metathesis of græpsan "to touch, feel," from Proto-Germanic *graipison.

  2. grasp(Noun)

    understanding

    Etymology: Originally "to feel around", possibly metathesis of græpsan "to touch, feel," from Proto-Germanic *graipison.

  3. grasp(Noun)

    that which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability

    The goal is within my grasp.

    Etymology: Originally "to feel around", possibly metathesis of græpsan "to touch, feel," from Proto-Germanic *graipison.

  4. grasp(Verb)

    To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.

    Etymology: Originally "to feel around", possibly metathesis of græpsan "to touch, feel," from Proto-Germanic *graipison.

  5. grasp(Verb)

    To understand.

    Etymology: Originally "to feel around", possibly metathesis of græpsan "to touch, feel," from Proto-Germanic *graipison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grasp(verb)

    to seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of

    Etymology: [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]

  2. Grasp(verb)

    to lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend

    Etymology: [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]

  3. Grasp(verb)

    to effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive

    Etymology: [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]

  4. Grasp(noun)

    a gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms

    Etymology: [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]

  5. Grasp(noun)

    reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp

    Etymology: [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]

  6. Grasp(noun)

    forcible possession; hold

    Etymology: [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]

  7. Grasp(noun)

    wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey

    Etymology: [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]

  8. Grasp(noun)

    the handle of a sword or of an oar

    Etymology: [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]

Freebase

  1. GRASP

    GRASP is a well known SAT instance solver. It was developed by João Marques Silva, a Portuguese computer science researcher. It stands for Generic seaRch Algorithm for the Satisfiability Problem.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grasp

    grasp, v.t. to seize and hold by clasping with the fingers or arms: to catch at: to comprehend.—v.i. to endeavour to seize: to catch (with at).—n. gripe of the hand: reach of the arms: power of seizing: mental power of apprehension.—adj. Grasp′able.—n. Grasp′er.—p.adj. Grasp′ing, seizing: avaricious: encroaching.—adv. Grasp′ingly.—n. Grasp′ingness.—adj. Grasp′less, feeble, relaxed. [M. E. graspengrapsen, as clasp—M. E. claspen; allied to grope, grapple.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. grasp

    The handle of a sword, and of an oar. Also, the small of the butt of a musket.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. grasp

    The handle of a sword, and of an oar. Also, the small part of the stock of a musket.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grasp' in Verbs Frequency: #803

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasp in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of grasp in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    You are a unique human who has never been seen or known on earth before. And your uniqueness will never be seen or known again. Yes, as a matter of fact, your fingerprint is peculiar, your acumen is outstanding, your reasoning is spectacular, your grasp is uncommon. In other words, everything about you is unprecedented. Thus, dare to be unique and remain uniqiue in all you do. -Emeasoba George

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    The news caused a stir. But the question of whether a woman could win the presidency was clearly on voters' minds, and it would come up in debates and town halls, when asked, I always told an upbeat story about why I believed success was within our grasp, but I was under no illusion -- I knew that winning would be an uphill battle.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We're having a very important struggle in the United States right now, it's difficult to fully grasp because there are 20 stories and people are getting overwhelmed by the strange goings on we are living through.

  4. David Doniger:

    If he has any grasp of scientific and legal reality, he would realize that it's a fool's errand to reverse the endangerment determination, this could be a way for him to keep the right-wing fringe groups occupied and also accomplish the goal of further confusing the public debate.

  5. Carrie Lam:

    This has made me fully realize that I, as a politician, have to remind myself all the time of the need to grasp public sentiments accurately.

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Translations for grasp

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  • قبضة, يفهم، يمسك، يقبArabic
  • comprendreCatalan, Valencian
  • uchopení, porozumění, stisknout, sevření, uchopit, pochopitCzech
  • gribe, begribeDanish
  • erfassen, greifen, verstehen, Griff, begreifen, VerständnisGerman
  • ekteniEsperanto
  • asimiento, agarrar, asir, comprensión, comprenderSpanish
  • فهمPersian
  • käsillä, puristaa, tajuta, ote, käsitys, taju, tarttua, käsissä, käsittää, ymmärrysFinnish
  • agripper, saisir, comprendreFrench
  • glacadhScottish Gaelic
  • תפיסה, הבנה, לפיתהHebrew
  • átérez, felfogHungarian
  • կառչելArmenian
  • genggamanIndonesian
  • comprendere, stretta, comprensione, avvinghiarsi, agguantare, afferrare, capire, presa, padronanza, avvinghiareItalian
  • לִתְפּוֹסHebrew
  • 掴むJapanese
  • ಗ್ರಹಿಸಿKannada
  • sumo, teneoLatin
  • mamauMāori
  • begrijpen, begrip, grijpen, vastpakken, snappen, gripDutch
  • begripeNorwegian
  • uchwyt, pojęcie, trzymać, chwytać, rozumienie, zrozumienie, rozumieć, pojmowaćPolish
  • agarrar, compreensão, entender, compreender, alcancePortuguese
  • понимать, понять, хватать, схватывать, схватитьRussian
  • fatta, greppa, begripa, begrepp, förståelse, räckhåll, grepp, gripaSwedish
  • గ్రహించు, ఆకళింపు చేసుకొను, పట్టుకొనుTelugu
  • kavramakTurkish
  • gleipönVolapük
  • 把握Chinese

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