clasp


clasp
clasp [klasp, kläsp]
n.
[ME claspe, clapse; ? akin to OE clyppan, clasp: see CLIP2]
1. a fastening, as a hook, buckle, or catch, to hold two things or parts together
2. the act of holding or grasping; embrace
3. a grip of the hand
4. a metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
vt.
[ME claspen < the n.]
1. to fasten with or as with a clasp
2. to hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
3. to grip with the hand
4. to entwine about; cling to
clasper
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Clasp — (kl[.a]sp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clasped} (kl[.a]spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clasping}] [OE. claspen, clapsen, prob. akin to E. clap.] 1. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clasp — Clasp, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clasp — clasp·er; clasp; en·clasp; un·clasp; …   English syllables

  • clasp — ► VERB 1) grasp tightly with one s hand. 2) place (one s arms) around something so as to hold it tightly. 3) press (one s hands) together with the fingers interlaced. 4) fasten with a clasp. ► NOUN 1) a device with interlocking parts used for… …   English terms dictionary

  • Clasp — Clasp, clasper or CLASP may refer to: Medal bar, an element in military decoration Fastener, a hardware device that mechanically joins objects together Clasp , a track from Jethro Tull s album Broadsword and the Beast Clasper, an anatomical… …   Wikipedia

  • CLASP — steht für Closed Loop Audio Signal Processor. Dabei handelt es sich um ein Hard und Softwaresystem, das analoge Tonaufzeichnungsgeräte mit Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) wie Pro Tools kombiniert. Das System verbindet dabei Editier und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CLASP — index adhere (fasten), cohere (adhere), grapple, lock, shut Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 20 …   Law dictionary

  • Clasp — [klɑ:sp] der; s, s <aus engl. clasp »Haken, Klammer, (Ordens)spange«> (veraltet) Metallspange als Ehrenzeichen für Teilnehmer an Feldzügen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • clasp — [n] fastener; hold on something brooch, buckle, catch, clamp, clench, clinch, clip, clutch, embrace, fastening, fibula, grapple, grasp, grip, hasp, hold, hook, hug, pin, safety pin, snap; concepts 497,641 clasp [v] grab tightly attack, bear hug* …   New thesaurus

  • Clasp — (engl.), eine metallene »Spange«, die, mit dem Namen einer hervorragenden Kriegsbegebenheit oder der Jahreszahl eines Feldzugs versehen, ursprünglich in England, jetzt auch in andern Heeren, auf dem Band militärischer Ehrenzeichen getragen wird …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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