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Meaning of CLASP

Pronunciation:  klasp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  3. [v]  hold firmly and tightly
  4. [v]  grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands"
  5. [v]  fasten with a buckle or buckles
  6. [v]  fasten with or as if with a brooch

CLASP is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: brooch, buckle, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
 Antonyms: unbuckle, unclasp
 See Also: bag, bangle, bosom, bracelet, clutch, embrace, embrace, embracing, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, grasp, grasping, grip, handbag, hold on, holdfast, hug, pocketbook, prehend, prehension, purse, secure, seize, seizing, squeeze, taking hold, wrestling hold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clasp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clasped}; 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
    2. To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to
       grasp; to embrace.
    3. To surround and cling to; to entwine about. ``Clasping
       ivy.'' --Milton.
  2. \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.
    2. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a
       grasping, as with the hand.
    {Clasp knife}, a large knife, the blade of which folds or
       shuts into the handle.
    {Clasp lock}, a lock which closes or secures itself by means
       of a spring.
Computing Dictionary

Computer Language for AeronauticS and Programming.

A real-time language from NASA focussing on fixed-point mathematics. CLASP is a near subset of spl, with some ideas from pl/i.

["Flight Computer and Language Processor Study", Raymond J. Rubey, Management Information Services, Detroit, 1971].

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