An adjustable catch bent dish or connect for keeping collectively two objects or perhaps the components of something due to the fact ends of a belt the covers of a book etc
- To shut or fasten together with or as with a clasp to shut or fasten a clasp or that which fastens with a clasp
- fasten with a buckle or buckles
- fasten with or as though with a brooch
- hold securely and firmly
- grasp firmly
- the work of grasping
- a fastener (as a buckle or hook) which is used to put up a few things collectively
- To close or fasten with, or much like, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or what fastens with a clasp).
- To inclose and hold into the hand or using the arms; to grasp; to embrace.
- To encircle and cling to; to entwine about.
- An adjustable catch, bent dish, or connect, for holding together two things or perhaps the elements of any such thing, as finishes of a belt, the covers of a book, etc.
- an in depth embrace; a throwing of arms around; a grasping, as with the hand.
c.1300, claspe, "metal catch or connect used to hold things together," possibly a metathesis of clapse, and therefore from or related to Old English clyppan "clasp" (see clip (v.2)).
- late 14c., from clasp (n.). Relevant: Clasped; clasping.
If she wanted to indicate something large, she spread the fingers of both hands as wide as she could, and brought them together, as if to clasp a big ball.