Definitions of clasp

  1. fasten with or as if with a brooch
  2. fasten with a buckle or buckles
  3. 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"
  4. a fastener ( as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  5. hold firmly and tightly
  6. grasp firmly; " The child clasped my hands"
  7. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten ( a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp).
  8. To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace.
  9. To surround and cling to; to entwine about.
  10. 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.
  11. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand.
  12. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a fastener; to embrace; to hold firmly.
  13. A hook; a close embrace.
  14. A hook for fastening: an embrace.
  15. To fasten with a clasp: to inclose and hold in the hand or arms: to embrace: to twine round.
  16. A hook or catch for fastening; an embrace.
  17. To fasten with a clasp; embrace.
  18. To take hold of; fasten.
  19. An overlapping fastening, as of a book.
  20. A firm grasp or embrace.
  21. A catch or hook for fastening; an embrace, by throwing the arms round.
  22. To fasten or provide with a clasp; to catch and hold to by twining; to embrace; to grasp.
  23. To shut or fasten with a hook; to catch and hold by twining; to hold closely in the hand; to embrace closely.

Usage examples for clasp

  1. There was a silent hand- clasp all round, and then some of the sailors followed the officers to the boat. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  2. After she had kissed the royal hand, she tried to clasp upon her wrist the jewel she had just received. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  3. Rotha, give me the clasp knife that lies on my table over yonder. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. Her thoughts drifted idly from one subject to another, and presently she heard a step beside her, and felt her hand taken in somebody's warm clasp. – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  5. For one moment they met mine and rested; for one moment, I felt as if I must throw myself at her feet, and clasp them to my heart; but she turned her eyes away, and I rose and left the house. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  6. Out of many a difficulty she thought he helped her- only the difficulty would presently clasp her again, and she must deal with it as she best could, until a new one made her forget it, and go to the minister, or rather to his daughter, again. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  7. My poor little sisters have been dreadfully alarmed at my not having come home last night, and I long to clasp them in my arms. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  8. He loosened his clasp of her, astonished- then laughed. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  9. Though scarlet with mortification, she permitted herself to be taken pick- a- back upon Blake's broad shoulders, and meekly obeyed his command to clasp her hands about his throat. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  10. I want the clasp of my mother's arms! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. He still held my hand in his; encouraged by the friendly kindness of the clasp, I replied: " So much friendship that, on one propitious occasion, Queen Daisy ventured to remind her friend that time was passing fast, and his fame yet to win." – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  12. When wet through, and looking wild, he returned home, his mother would clasp her hands in wonder at his foolishness, as she termed it. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  13. He took Priscilla's hands in a long, close clasp. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  14. The shame upon his name- the slow result of labor- even the painful store of memories which the years had crowded in his brain- might all be lightly borne, or forgotten, could his arms once clasp the now uncertain treasure. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  15. He half rose and leaned forward to clasp her. – Giants on the Earth by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  16. My lips will never tell him now, and beg his pardon, and assure him that I was not worthy of him then, but that I know all at last; my hand will never clasp his hand, my lips never kiss his lips again. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger