clasp

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 clasp — clasp·er; clasp; en·clasp; un·clasp; …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

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  • 10 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* …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 Clasp — (engl., spr. kläsp), metallene Spange als Erinnerungszeichen an eine Schlacht etc. verliehen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 clasp — I UK [klɑːsp] / US [klæsp] verb [transitive] Word forms clasp : present tense I/you/we/they clasp he/she/it clasps present participle clasping past tense clasped past participle clasped * 1) mainly literary to hold someone or something tightly… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 clasp — /klasp, klahsp/, n., v., clasped or (Archaic) claspt /klaspt, klahspt/; clasping. n. 1. a device, usually of metal, for fastening together two or more things or parts of the same thing: a clasp for paper money; a clasp on a necklace. 2. a firm… …

    Universalium

  • 15 clasp — clasp1 [ klæsp ] noun 1. ) count a metal object used to fasten a piece of jewelry, bag, belt, etc.: a black handbag with a brass clasp 2. ) singular MAINLY LITERARY a way of holding something tightly: GRIP: Peter took her hand in a firm clasp.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 clasp — clasp1 [kla:sp US klæsp] n 1.) a small metal object for fastening a bag, belt, piece of jewellery etc 2.) [singular] a tight hold = ↑grip ▪ the firm clasp of her hand clasp 2 clasp2 v [T] written …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 clasp — {{11}}clasp (n.) c.1300, claspe, perhaps metathesis alteration of clapse, and thus from O.E. clyppan clasp (see CLIP (Cf. clip) (2)). {{12}}clasp (v.) late 14c., from CLASP (Cf. clasp) (n.). Related: Clasped; clasping …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 clasp — [[t]klɑ͟ːsp, klæ̱sp[/t]] clasps, clasping, clasped 1) VERB If you clasp someone or something, you hold them tightly in your hands or arms. [V n] She clasped the children to her... [V ed] He paced the corridor, hands clasped behind his back. N… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 clasp — n. & v. n. 1 a a device with interlocking parts for fastening. b a buckle or brooch. c a metal fastening on a book cover. 2 a an embrace; a person s reach. b a grasp or handshake. 3 a bar of silver on a medal ribbon with the name of the battle… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 clasp — I n. a tie clasp II v. (d; tr.) to clasp to (she clasped the baby to her bosom) * * * [klɑːsp] a tie clasp (d; tr.) to clasp to (she clasped the baby to her bosom) …

    Combinatory dictionary