brooch vs clasp what difference

what is difference between brooch and clasp

English

Etymology

Variant of broach.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɹəʊtʃ/
  • (US) enPR: brōch, IPA(key): /bɹoʊtʃ/, /bɹuːtʃ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊtʃ, -uːtʃ
  • Homophone: broach

Noun

brooch (plural brooches)

  1. A piece of ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body.
    Synonym: breastpin
    Hypernym: pin
  2. A painting all of one colour, such as a sepia painting.

Translations

Verb

brooch (third-person singular simple present brooches, present participle brooching, simple past and past participle brooched)

  1. (transitive) To adorn as with a brooch.

References


Luxembourgish

Etymology

From the noun Brooch (fallow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʀoːχ/

Adjective

brooch (masculine broochen, neuter broocht, comparative méi brooch, superlative am broochsten)

  1. fallow

Declension

Derived terms

  • broochleeën
  • broochleien


English

Etymology

Noun dated in the 13th century AD and verb dated in the late 14th century AD; from claspe, possible modification of clapse, which is from Old English clyppan (to grasp). Related to English enclasp (embrace, hold tightly in one’s arms).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /klæsp/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /klɑːsp/
  • Rhymes: -æsp, -ɑːsp

Noun

clasp (plural clasps)

  1. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
    I always have a hard time working the clasp on this necklace!
  2. (in the singular) An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.
    He took her hand in a firm clasp.

Translations

Verb

clasp (third-person singular simple present clasps, present participle clasping, simple past and past participle clasped)

  1. (transitive) To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
    They clasped hands and parted as friends.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula Chapter 21:
      The poor dear lady shivered, and I could see the tension of her nerves as she clasped her husband closer to her and bent her head lower and lower still on his breast.
  2. To shut or fasten together with, or as if with, a clasp.

Synonyms

  • beclasp (dated)
  • (grasp tightly): begrip, grasp, grip; See also Thesaurus:grasp
  • (shut with a clasp):
  • (shut as if with a clasp): attach, join, put together; see also Thesaurus:join

Related terms

  • enclasp

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “clasp”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • calps, claps, scalp

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