Dictionary Results for grasp


1. grasp - noun

· understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

Synonym(s): appreciation, hold

Hypernym(s): understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy




2. grasp - noun

· the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"

Synonym(s): compass, range, reach

Hypernym(s): capability, capableness, potentiality




3. grasp - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): grip

Hypernym(s): influence




4. grasp - 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"

Synonym(s): clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grip, hold

Hypernym(s): grasping, taking_hold, seizing, prehension




5. grasp - verb

· hold firmly

Synonym(s): hold_on

Hypernym(s): hold, take_hold




6. grasp - verb

· get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Synonym(s): grok, get_the_picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, compass, apprehend

Hypernym(s): understand





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