define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

graspest

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grasp \Grasp\, noun

1. A gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms. "The grasps of love." --Shak.

2. Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp.

3. Forcible possession; hold.

The whole space that's in the tyrant's grasp. --Shak.

4. Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey.

The foremost minds of the next . . . era were not, in power of grasp, equal to their predecessors. --Z. Taylor.

5. The handle of a sword or of an oar.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grasp \Grasp\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Grasper}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Qraspine}.] [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to E. grope. Cf. {Grab}, {Grope}.]

1. To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of.

Thy hand is made to grasp a palmer's staff. --Shak.

2. To lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grasp \Grasp\, verb (used without an object) To effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive.

As one that grasped And tugged for life and was by strength subdued. --Shak.

{To grasp at}, to catch at; to try to seize; as, Alexander grasped at universal empire,

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

grasp

noun

1: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices" [syn: {appreciation}, {grasp}, {hold}]

2: the limit of capability; "within the compass of education" [syn: {compass}, {range}, {reach}, {grasp}]

3: an intellectual hold or understanding; "a good grip on French history"; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp" [syn: {grip}, {grasp}]

4: 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" [syn: {clasp}, {clench}, {clutch}, {clutches}, {grasp}, {grip}, {hold}]

verb

1: hold firmly [syn: {grasp}, {hold on}]

2: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?" [syn: {grok}, {get the picture}, {comprehend}, {savvy}, {dig}, {grasp}, {compass}, {apprehend}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key

Monday, March 2, 2015 7:21:38 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_graspest_2015-03-02_07-21-38_50-16-49-108