grasp grasp  /ˈɡræsp/


  1. (n) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  2. (n) the limit of capability
  3. (n) an intellectual hold or understanding
  4. (n) the act of grasping
  5. (v) hold firmly
  6. (v) get the meaning of something


Derived Word(s)


  1. A newborn baby will close its fist on any object which touches its palmwhich is to say, the newly delivered infant has a fully developed grasping response.
  2. If I could understand those transformations, I might begin to grasp Alber's mysterious ability to turn out the most beautifully crafted and coveted pieces season after season.
  3. He hopes to gain control of a high-stakes debate that has been slipping from his grasp under relentless Republican-led attacks.


  1. The laden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar

    It has been a black eye to Hollywood that throughout this, the unending and increasingly repetitive age of the superhero blockbuster, the comics' most iconic son has eluded its grasp like a bird or, if you will, a plane.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

  2. The world’s leading producer of orange juice is getting squeezed

    If Brazil is going to maintain its grasp on the global orange juice market, it’s going to have to shake things up a bit. Brazil makes and distributes more orange juice than any other country in the world, ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  3. A Prosthetic Limb, Controlled by an Amputee's Thoughts

    Thanks to new DARPA technology, things like picking up a coffee cup could be, literally, within grasp.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

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definition of grasp


  1. "He has shown a clear grasp of foreign policy and national security challenges. ...... The long, hard primary tested and strengthened him. And in his first presidential decision, the selection of a running mate, he hit it out of the park," Mr....
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Bill Clinton Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. "Freedom and peace are within your grasp," Bush said despite scant signs of progress.
    on May 18, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. "I recognize how difficult it was to grasp the extent and complexity of the problem, to obtain reliable information and to make the right decisions in the light of conflicting expert advice," Benedict wrote. "Nevertheless, it must be admitted...
    on Mar 19, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Los Angeles Times

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