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Hold (IPA: /ˈhoʊɫd/)


Hold (n.)

The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed.

Hold (v. t.)

To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.

Hold (v. t.)

To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.

Hold (v. t.)

To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.

Hold (v. t.)

To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.

Hold (v. t.)

To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.

Hold (v. t.)

To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service.

Hold (v. t.)

To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for.

Hold (v. t.)

To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.

Hold (v. t.)

To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.

Hold (v. t.)

To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high.

Hold (n. i.)

In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence:

Hold (n. i.)

Not to more; to halt; to stop ;-mostly in the imperative.

Hold (n. i.)

Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.

Hold (n. i.)

Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.

Hold (n. i.)

Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave ;-often with with, to, or for.

Hold (n. i.)

To restrain one's self; to refrain.

Hold (n. i.)

To derive right or title; -- generally with of.

Hold (n.)

The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay.

Hold (n.)

The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.

Hold (n.)

Binding power and influence.

Hold (n.)

Something that may be grasped; means of support.

Hold (n.)

A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.

Hold (n.)

A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold.

Hold (n.)

A character [thus /] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also pause, and corona.

Hold

Ship element

Hold

Verb

Hold

Ancient Anglo-Danish and Norwegian title

Hold

Phone queue

Hold

Painting by James Rielly

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (to Judge Drake) You can't win anyway... You see, I hold the winning card!"" - The Joker

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (to Judge Drake) You can't win anyway... You see, I hold the winning card! - Batman #1" - The Joker

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [After Freedom's Armadillo is destroyed] Get a hold of Truman, prepare the world for bad news." - Armageddon (film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [If the Chief stares at a Marine for a while] Hey, maybe we should hold hands." - Halo (series)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [in the argument at the dinner table] I got to go to the bathroom. (Dinner is served) Never mind, I can hold it!" - Shrek 2


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