Grasp

Grasp

, n. 1. A gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms. "The grasps of love." Shak.
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2. Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp.
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3. Forcible possession; hold.
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The whole space that's in the tyrant's grasp.
Shak.
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4. Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey.
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The foremost minds of the next . . . era were not, in power of grasp, equal to their predecessors.
Z. Taylor.
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5. The handle of a sword or of an oar.
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