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. Zahra Billoo:

    All of these other governments, Russia, China, Ethiopia, India ... they have all been evacuating their citizens. So to say that it's impossible for the U.S. to evacuate their citizens is difficult to grasp.

  2. David Harris:

    I could write a book on our frustration in literally hundreds of meetings with European leaders who, however otherwise well intentioned, refused to grasp the problem staring them -- the anti-Semitic problem staring them in the face, they ducked it they avoided it ... and now 15 years later the problem is so big and so deadly and so rooted that it's going to take a lot more than one eloquent speech by a president or a prime minister.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Repeat the truth so that the dull can grasp it! Repeat the truth with the speed of a woodpecker’s beak making holes in tree trunks!

  4. Jack Smith:

    I know that if this country enforced the laws that are already on the books those two young men would not have been here and this rape, this horrendous rape, would not have occurred, said one local parent. Said another : I'm really outraged by the situation in Montgomery County, I'm Jack Smith. Most seemed unmoved by school officials' defense of the policy of not cooperating with federal immigration officials. This is not an issue that we're going to move to the political level, although a lot of people want to do it, the fact is, these students were not in the same class, but many students between the 9th and 12th grades are in the same classes, in the same band class, in the same world language class, same play after school. Robin Ficker, an attorney who attended the meeting, said officials do not seem to grasp the situation.

  5. Sam Fuld:

    I get asked the question a lot, `Well, you must have it sort of figured out by now?' No, there are so many different variables that go into it. Yeah, I certainly have a better grasp of it now than I did when I was first diagnosed. So many things change on a day-to-day basis. You're used to the constant mental stress that it involves. The blood, the finger pokes and the insulin shots are the easy part. It's the mental battle that's most grinding.

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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
  • 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
  • 掴むJapanese
  • 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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