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pre·hen·sile

 (prē-hĕn′səl, -sīl′)
adj.
1. Able to seize, grasp, or hold, especially by wrapping around an object: a monkey's prehensile tail.
2. Having a keen intellect or powerful memory: a prehensile mind.

[French préhensile, from Latin prehēnsus, past participle of prehendere, to grasp; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

pre′hen·sil′i·ty (-sĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

prehensile

(prɪˈhɛnsaɪl)
adj
(Zoology) adapted for grasping, esp by wrapping around a support: a prehensile tail. Also: prehensive or prehensory
[C18: from French préhensile, from Latin prehendere to grasp]
prehensility n

pre•hen•sile

(prɪˈhɛn sɪl, -saɪl)

adj.
1. adapted for seizing, grasping, or taking hold of something: a prehensile tail.
2. able to perceive quickly; having keen mental grasp.
3. greedy; grasping; avaricious.
[< French (coined by Buffon) < Latin prehend(ere) to seize (see prehension) + -tilis -tile]
pre•hen•sil•i•ty (ˌpri hɛnˈsɪl ɪ ti) n.

pre·hen·sile

(prē-hĕn′səl)
Adapted for seizing, grasping, or holding, especially by wrapping around an object. The feet of many birds and the tails of monkeys are prehensile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prehensile - adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object; "a monkey's prehensile tail"
nonprehensile - not prehensile
2.prehensile - having a keen intellect; "poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
3.prehensile - immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealthprehensile - immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
acquisitive - eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
Translations
قادِر على القَبْض
chápavý
fang-
kapaszkodó
grip-
graibštus
tvērēj-tveršanas-
chwytny
schopný uchopiť
kavrayabilenyakalayabilen

prehensile

[prɪˈhensaɪl] ADJprensil

prehensile

adjGreif-; prehensile tailGreifschwanz m

prehensile

[prɪˈhɛnsaɪl] adj (Zool) → prensile

prehensile

(priˈhensail) adjective
able to take hold of something. Most monkeys have prehensile tails.

pre·hen·sile

a. prensil, adaptado para agarrar o asir.
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