from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who grasps
- n. A tool used for grasping
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who grasps or seizes; one who catches or holds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which grasps or seizes; one who catches or holds.
- n. plural The raptorial orthopterous mantids or rear-horses. See Raptoria.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
From this implied Latin verb root *hend-, we are certainly free to muse light-heartedly on how we can obtain *handus 'grasper' from it, and very curiously, noting on how it rhymes with the attested Latin word for 'hand', manus.
The small town grasper careens off into lala land.
So then our boy gives up hope of living by the land and becomes the vegetarian, super-nerd, cartoon life lesson grasper, girly, sporty, emotional, hypo-allergenic person that is our cultures refined icon (the other being the troubled, rough, goth-like, victim that culture loves to cast teens as.)
One would expect a hypothetical PIE u-stem **gʰóndus 'grasper; hand' to end up as **gantuz in Proto-Germanic but certainly not *handuz which rather suggests a non-existent PIE stem **kondʰ-u-.
The young grasper Jimson, sitting smug and smirking, scheming his next rung-grab.
OEng. hentan, ON henda, Gothic fra-hinthan from which *handus 'grasper; hand' was then based.
Palin, however, DID need tricks (even though none of them worked) and she spoke like a sneering grasper at straws.
Yeah, but living in Massachusetts, I can tell you that Romney was an irritating grasper, who saw the governorship as his launching pad from day one.
A lot of people were annoyed when Weld left, but many have been positively irritated with the grasper Romney since the beginning.
But perception is everything, and Mitt Romney has been a transparent grasper since the beginning.