hold


hold
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[[t]hoʊld[/t]]
v. held, hold•ing, n.
1) to have or keep in the hand; grasp:
to hold someone's hand[/ex]
2) to set aside; reserve or retain:
to hold a reservation[/ex]
3) to bear, sustain, or support with or as if with the hands or arms
4) to keep in a specified state:
The preacher held them spellbound[/ex]
5) to detain:
The police held her for questioning[/ex]
6) to conduct; carry on:
to hold a meeting[/ex]
7) to hinder; restrain:
Fear held me from acting[/ex]
8) to have the ownership or use of; possess or occupy:
to hold a position of authority[/ex]
9) to contain or be capable of containing:
This bottle holds a quart[/ex]
10) cvb to make accountable:
We will hold you to your word[/ex]
11) to keep in the mind; believe:
held certain beliefs[/ex]
12) to regard; consider:
to hold a person responsible[/ex]
13) to keep forcibly:
Enemy forces held the hill[/ex]
14) to point; aim:
He held a gun on the prisoner[/ex]
15) to decide legally
16) mad to sustain (a musical note, chord, or rest)
17) cvb to omit, as from an order:
One burger — hold the pickle[/ex]
18) to remain in a specified state:
Hold still[/ex]
19) to maintain a grasp; remain fast:
The clamp held[/ex]
20) to maintain one's position against opposition
21) to agree; sympathize:
She doesn't hold with new ideas[/ex]
22) to remain faithful:
to hold to one's purpose[/ex]
23) to remain valid:
The rule still holds[/ex]
24) to refrain; forbear (usu. used imperatively)
25) phv hold back
a) to restrain; check:
to hold back tears[/ex]
b) to hinder the advancement of
c) to refrain from giving or revealing; withhold:
to hold back information[/ex]
d) to refrain from participating
26) phv hold down
a) to keep under control or at a low level:
to hold down interest rates[/ex]
b) to continue to function in:
to hold down a job[/ex]
27) phv hold forth
to speak at great length
28) phv hold oneself in
to exercise restraint
29) phv hold off
a) to keep at a distance; repel
b) to postpone action; defer
30) phv hold on
a) to keep a firm grip on something
b) to keep going; continue
c) to stop; halt (usu. used imperatively)
d) to keep a telephone connection open
31) phv hold out
a) to present; offer
b) to continue to last
c) to refuse to yield
d) to withhold something expected or due
32) phv hold over
a) to keep for future consideration or action
b) to keep beyond the arranged period:
to hold a movie over for an extra week[/ex]
33) phv hold up
a) to support; uphold
b) to delay; bring to a stop
c) to endure; persevere:
I'm tired but holding up[/ex]
d) to present for attention; display
e) to rob at gunpoint
34) an act of holding fast with the hand or other physical means; grasp; grip:
a good hold on the rope[/ex]
35) something to hold a thing by; something to grasp, esp. for support
36) something that holds fast or supports something else
37) an order reserving something:
to put a hold on a library book[/ex]
38) a controlling force or dominating influence:
to have a hold on a person[/ex]
39) spo a wrestler's maneuver for seizing and controlling an opponent
40) a pause or delay
41) a prison cell
43) tgp a feature on a telephone that allows voice communication to be interrupted without breaking the connection
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE h(e)aldan, c. OFris, ON halda, OHG haltan syn: See contain II
hold
[[t]hoʊld[/t]] n.
1) naut.
navig. the cargo space in the hull of a vessel, esp. between the lowermost deck and the bottom
2) cvb aer. the cargo compartment of an aircraft
Etymology: 1585–95; var. of hole; cf. D hol hole, hold

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