What does grasping mean?

Definitions for grasping
ˈgræs pɪŋ, ˈgrɑs-grasp·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasping(noun)

    understanding with difficulty

    "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"

  2. grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension(adj)

    the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

  3. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile(adj)

    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

    "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"

Wiktionary

  1. grasping(Adjective)

    Eager for money; greedy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grasping(adj)

    seizing; embracing; catching

  2. Grasping(adj)

    avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man

How to pronounce grasping?

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How to say grasping in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grasping in a Sentence

  1. Aesop:

    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    It is interesting to note that poetry, a literary device whose very construct involves the use of words, is itself the word of choice by persons grasping to describe something so beautiful it is marvelously ineffable.

  3. Gautama Buddha:

    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

  4. Henry James:

    The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.

  5. Stephanie Drumheller:

    Allosaurus might not have been as big as T. rex, but it was no slouch as an apex predator, it was able to hyper-extend its jaw for a super-wide gape. It was a hatchet feeder like a hawk, meaning it would chop into prey with its head. It had long arms with grasping claws and a strong bite force. Track sites suggest it might have been a long-distance hunter that would follow herds for miles to pick off prey.

Images & Illustrations of grasping

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