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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clasp  \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 
  clasp). 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clasp  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clasp 
  n  1:  a  fastener  (as  a  buckle  or  hook)  that  is  used  to  hold  two 
  things  together 
  2:  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:  {clench},  {clutch},  {clutches},  {grasp}, 
  {grip},  {hold}] 
  v  1:  hold  firmly  and  tightly  [ant:  {unclasp}] 
  2:  fasten  with  or  as  if  with  a  brooch  [syn:  {brooch}] 
  3:  fasten  with  a  buckle  or  buckles  [syn:  {buckle}]  [ant:  {unbuckle}] 
  4:  grasp  firmly;  "The  child  clasped  my  hands"  [ant:  {unclasp}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CLASP 
 
  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]. 
 
  (1994-10-13) 
 
 




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