what is difference between brooch and clasp
Variant of broach.
- (UK) IPA(key): /bɹəʊtʃ/
- (US) enPR: brōch, IPA(key): /bɹoʊtʃ/, /bɹuːtʃ/
- Rhymes: -əʊtʃ, -uːtʃ
- Homophone: broach
brooch (plural brooches)
- A piece of ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body.
- Synonym: breastpin
- Hypernym: pin
- A painting all of one colour, such as a sepia painting.
brooch (third-person singular simple present brooches, present participle brooching, simple past and past participle brooched)
- (transitive) To adorn as with a brooch.
From the noun Brooch (“fallow”).
- IPA(key): /bʀoːχ/
brooch (masculine broochen, neuter broocht, comparative méi brooch, superlative am broochsten)
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”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /klæsp/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /klɑːsp/
- Rhymes: -æsp, -ɑːsp
clasp (plural clasps)
- A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
- I always have a hard time working the clasp on this necklace!
- (in the singular) An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.
- He took her hand in a firm clasp.
clasp (third-person singular simple present clasps, present participle clasping, simple past and past participle clasped)
- (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.
- To shut or fasten together with, or as if with, a clasp.
- 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
- Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “clasp”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- calps, claps, scalp