Definitions for: Grip


[n] 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"
[n] a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
[n] a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place; "in England they call a bobby pin a grip"
[n] the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had
[n] a firm controlling influence; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
[n] worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
[n] the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
[v] hold firmly
[v] hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
[v] to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
[v] to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The eye of the Ancient Mariner fascinated the wedding guest." Burton; "The serpent fascinates its prey,..by the power of his eyes." Todd & Bowman



Webster (1913) Definition: Grip, n. [L. gryps, gryphus. See Griffin, Grype.]
(Zo["o]l.)
The griffin. [Obs.]


Grip, n. [Cf. AS. grip furrow, hitch, D. greb.]
A small ditch or furrow. --Ray.


Grip, v. t.
To trench; to drain.


Grip, n. [AS. gripe. Cf. Grip, v. t., Gripe, v. t.]
1. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength
in grasping.

2. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of
a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as,
a masonic grip.

3. That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as,
the grip of a sword.

4. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.


Grip, v. t. [From Grip a grasp; or P. gripper to seize;
-- of German origin. See Gripe, v. t.]
To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.


Grip, n.
1. Specif., an apparatus attached to a car for clutching a
traction cable.

2. A gripsack; a hand bag; a satchel. [Colloq.]

3. (Med.) The influenza; grippe.

Synonyms: adhesive friction, bag, bobby pin, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, fascinate, grapple, grasp, grasp, grasp, hairgrip, handgrip, handle, hold, hold, hold on, spellbind, suitcase, traction, transfix, traveling bag

See Also: appendage, aspergill, ax handle, axe handle, baggage, baseball bat, bat, bite, briefcase, broom handle, broomstick, brush, carpet beater, carpetbag, carrycot, cart, cheese cutter, clasp, cling, clutch, coffee cup, coffeepot, cricket bat, crop, cutlery, eating utensil, edge tool, embrace, embracing, faucet, French telephone, friction, frying pan, frypan, garment bag, Gladstone, Gladstone bag, go-cart, grasping, gripsack, gunstock, haft, hairpin, hand tool, handbarrow, handcart, handlebar, handset, hang, helve, hilt, hoe handle, hold, influence, interest, knob, ladle, luggage, lumber, mop handle, mug, nip, overnight bag, overnight case, overnighter, panhandle, pinch, pommel, portmanteau, prehend, prehension, pushcart, racket, racquet, rake handle, rubbing, rug beater, saddlebow, saucepan, seize, seize with teeth, seizing, shank, skilled worker, skillet, spatula, squeeze, stem, stock, take hold, taking hold, teacup, tentacle, trained worker, tweet, twinge, twitch, umbrella, watering can, watering pot, weekender, wrestling hold

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