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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Exceedingly eager for material gain; avaricious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Eager to gain possession of something; covetous; rapacious; avaricious; exacting; miserly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Seizing; embracing; catching.
  • adjective Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Eager for money; greedy.
  • verb Present participle of grasp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun understanding with difficulty
  • noun the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
  • adjective immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

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