Associations to the word «Clasp»

Wiktionary

CLASP, noun. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
CLASP, noun. (in the singular) An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.
CLASP, verb. (transitive) To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
CLASP, verb. To shut or fasten together with, or as if with, a clasp.
CLASP KNIFE, noun. Alternative spelling of clasp-knife
CLASP KNIVES, noun. Plural of clasp knife
CLASP LOCK, noun. A lock that closes or secures itself by means of a spring.

Dictionary definition

CLASP, noun. A fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together.
CLASP, noun. 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".
CLASP, verb. Hold firmly and tightly.
CLASP, verb. Fasten with or as if with a brooch.
CLASP, verb. Fasten with a buckle or buckles.
CLASP, verb. Grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats