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Definitions of comprehend

  1. To seize or take up with the mind, to understand: to comprise or include. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. To comprise; include; understand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To grasp mentally; understand fully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To include; comprise; encompass. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To comprise; to include; to grasp mentally; to understand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To comprise or include; to contain in the mind; to conceive; to understand. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for comprehend

  1. This shall be better for you than all the treasures of the past and of the future, if ye be of them that comprehend this truth. – The Advent of Divine Justice by Shoghi Effendi
  2. Yes, yes; I do now comprehend – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
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