Definitions of hold

  1.   have room for hold without crowding This hotel can accommodate 250 guests The theater admits 300 people The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people
  2.   declare to be She was declared incompetent judge held that the defendant was innocent
  3.   be pertinent or relevant or applicable The same laws apply to you This theory holds for all irrational numbers The same rules go for everyone
  4.   understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  5.   cause to stop Halt the engines Arrest the progress halt the presses
  6.   contain or hold have within The jar carries wine The canteen holds fresh water This can contains water
  7.   support or hold in a certain manner She holds her head high He carried himself upright
  8.   bind by an obligation cause to be indebted He's held by a contract I'll hold you by your promise
  9.   arrange for and reserve something for someone else in advance reserve me a seat on a flight The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family please hold a table at Maxim's
  10.   the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
  11.   the act of grasping he released his clasp on my arm he has a strong grip for an old man she kept a firm hold on the railing
  12.   to close within bounds limit or hold back from movement This holds the local until the express passengers change trains About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center The terrorists held the journalists for ransom
  13.   lessen the intensity of temper hold in restraint hold or keep within limits moderate your alcohol intake hold your tongue hold your temper control your anger
  14.   be capable of holding or containing This box won't take all the items The flask holds one gallon
  15.   a state of being confined usually for a short time his detention was politically motivated the prisoner is on hold he is in the custody of police
  16.   keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view take for granted view as important hold these truths to be self evident I hold him personally responsible
  17.   protect against a challenge or attack Hold that position behind the trees Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks
  18.   resist or confront with resistance The politician defied public opinion The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear The bridge held
  19.   time during which some action is awaited instant replay caused too long a delay he ordered a hold in the action
  20.   have or possess either in a concrete or an abstract sense She has 1 000 in the bank He has got two beautiful daughters She holds a Master's degree from Harvard
  21.   have as a major characteristic The novel holds many surprises The book holds in store much valuable advise
  22.   a cell in a jail or prison
  23.   archaic a stronghold
  24.   power by which something or someone is affected or dominated he has a hold over them
  25.   remain committed to I hold to these ideas
  26.   secure and keep for possible future use or application The landlord retained the security deposit I reserve the right to disagree
  27.   be the physical support of carry the weight of The beam holds up the roof He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam What's holding that mirror
  28.   keep in a certain state position or activity e g keep clean hold in place She always held herself as a lady The students keep me on my toes
  29.   be valid applicable or true This theory still holds
  30.   have or hold in one's hands or grip Hold this bowl for a moment please A crazy idea took hold of him
  31.   the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it he grabbed the hammer by the handle it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
  32.   keep from exhaling or expelling hold your breath
  33.   assert or affirm Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good
  34.   hold the attention of The soprano held the audience This story held our interest She can hold an audience spellbound
  35.   be in accord be in agreement We agreed on the terms of the settlement I can't agree with you I hold with those who say life is sacred Both philosophers concord on this point
  36.   aim point or direct Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames
  37.   drink alcohol without showing ill effects He can hold his liquor he had drunk more than he could carry
  38.   cover as for protection against noise or smell She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate hold one's nose
  39.   organize or be responsible for hold a reception have throw or make a party give a course
  40.   maintain a theory thoughts or feelings bear a grudge entertain interesting notions harbor a resentment
  41.   have rightfully of rights titles and offices She bears the title of Duchess He held the governorship for almost a decade
  42.   take and maintain control over often by violent means The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week
  43.   keep from departing Hold the taxi Hold the horse
  44.   stop dealing with hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting
  45.   remain in a certain state position or condition The weather held They held on the road and kept marching
  46.   The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck in which the cargo is stowed
  47.   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
  48.   To retain in one's keeping to maintain possession of or authority over not to give up or relinquish to keep to defend
  49.   To have to possess to be in possession of to occupy to derive title to as to hold office
  50.   To impose restraint upon to limit in motion or action to bind legally or morally to confine to restrain
  51.   To maintain in being or action to carry on to prosecute as a course of conduct or an argument to continue to sustain
  52.   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
  53.   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
  54.   To accept as an opinion to be the adherent of openly or privately to persist in as a purpose to maintain to sustain
  55.   To consider to regard to esteem to account to think to judge
  56.   To bear carry or manage as he holds himself erect he holds his head high
  57.   In general to keep one's self in a given position or condition to remain fixed Hence
  58.   Not to more to halt to stop mostly in the imperative
  59.   Not to give way not to part or become separated to remain unbroken or unsubdued
  60.   Not to fail or be found wanting to continue to last to endure a test or trial to abide to persist
  61.   Not to fall away desert or prove recreant to remain attached to cleave often with with to or for
  62.   To restrain one's self to refrain
  63.   The authority or ground to take or keep claim
  64.   Binding power and influence
  65.   Something that may be grasped means of support
  66.   A place of confinement a prison confinement custody guard
  67.   A stronghold
  68.   To derive right or title generally with of
  69.   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
  70.   A place of security a fortified place a fort a castle often called a stronghold
  71.   A character thus placed over or under a note or rest and indicating that it is to be prolonged called also pause and corona
  72.   To grasp and keep in the hand clutch retain keep possess as he hold office connect judge or consider as I hold him a model of culture entertain contain celebrate use maintain as an opinion as I hold that he is correct to call and conduct as a meeting
  73.   To cling adhere stand good as this rule always holds good continue proceed restrain oneself refrain maintain an opinion
  74.   The act of grasping or keeping a grasp or clutch an embrace support a fortified place that part of a vessel where the cargo is stored
  75.   Holder
  76.   Held
  77.   Held holden
  78.   Holding
  79.   To keep possession of or authority over to sustain to defend to occupy to derive title to to bind to confine to restrain to continue to persist in to contain to celebrate to esteem
  80.   To remain fixed to be true or unfailing to continue unbroken or unsubdued to adhere to derive right pr p holding pa t held pa p held
  81.   Act or manner of holding seizure power of seizing something for support a place of confinement custody a fortified place mus a mark over a rest or note indicating that it is to be prolonged
  82.   The interior cavity of a ship between the floor and the lower deck used for the cargo
  83.   To stop forbear
  84.   Seizure grasp support prison fortress custody interior of a ship
  85.   To keep sustain restrain grasp celebrate consider
  86.   To remain fixed derive right
  87.   To stick adhere
  88.   To retain so as to prevent movement or escape grasp keep restrict restrain withhold
  89.   To maintain sustain adhere to
  90.   To contain have room for
  91.   To remain firm or unbroken
  92.   To continue proceed
  93.   To have possession
  94.   The act of holding a seizure restraint a place to grasp refuge
  95.   The storage part of a ship
  96.   A sign over a note in music indicating that it should be prolonged
  97.   A grasp with the hand or arms grasp or gripe something for support power of keeping a place of confinement custody a fortified place the whole interior cavity of a ship between the floor and the lower deck a mark directing the performer to rest on the note over which it is placed
  98.   To retain with a grasp to keep in a certain way to consider or judge to contain to retain to keep from running or flowing out to maintain to possess to keep to entertain to restrain to keep fast to continue to celebrate To hold forth to offer to exhibit To hold in to restrain To hold off to keep at a distance To hold on to continue in To hold out to stretch forth To hold over to remain in after one's term has expired To hold up to raise to sustain To hold one's own to keep good one's present condition
  99.   To remain fixed to be true or not fail to stand to continue unbroken or unsubdued to last to endure to continue to adhere To hold forth to speak in public to harangue to proclaim To hold in to restrain one's self To hold off to keep at a distance To hold of to derive title from To hold on to continue to cling to To hold out to last not to surrender To hold to to cling or cleave to To hold under or from to have title from To hold with to adhere to to side with To hold together to be joined To hold up to support one's self to cease to continue the same speed To hold a wager to stake a wager Hold used imperatively signifies stop forbear be still
  100.   To stop to detain to have or grasp in the hand to keep to keep steady or fast to contain to possess to be true not to fail to stick to adhere to maintain as an opinion
  101.   A grasp as with the hands an embrace power of keeping or seizing influence a fortified place a prison
  102.   Be still forbear stop
  103.   The whole interior cavity of a ship the space where the cargo is stored

Quotes of hold

  1. The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain without a thought being given to the real strong hold – Edward Bach
  2. It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known – Gerry Beckley
  3. The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude – Peter L. Berger
  4. To young to hold on and to old to just break free and run – Jeff Buckley
  5. The fact is that great musical pieces take and hold the stage because they provide great emotional experiences – Sarah Caldwell
  6. Now that I know what I want I don't have to hold on to it quite so much – Lucian Freud
  7. Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye and you will be drawn toward it – Napoleon Hill
  8. Never bend your head Always hold it high Look the world straight in the eye – Helen Keller
  9. I think it's important that we don't all have to hold our heads high all the time saying everything's fine – Nicole Kidman
  10. Never reveal all of yourself to other people hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you – Michael Korda
  11. I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush The reason is Blair knows better Blair is not an idiot What is he doing hanging around this guy – Michael Moore
  12. A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time In this new century where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world – Bill Owens
  13. I am not the President Instead I hold an even higher office that of citizen of the United States – Martin Sheen
  14. I don't really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that but the one thing is that yes I do sing and write all my own music That is something that I hold really dear And yeah I made a fool of myself in front of the world but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour – Ashlee Simpson
  15. To hold a pen is to be at war – Voltaire

Usage examples for hold

  1. He took right hold o' things – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  2. Hold still till I pull that chair over here – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  3. Your hand hold – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters
  4. “ I could tell you a way to hold it well enough – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  5. Why did he always get hold of me so – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  6. When I get hold of him again I'll make up for lost time – The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis
  7. Better hold them there for the time being – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  8. Hold everything continued Arcot ” – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  9. But she had not told herself what she should do with a will of his if she could get hold of it – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  10. Can you hold out any longer – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  11. Hold they interest for you – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  12. Your luck's surely bad but get hold – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  13. She meant to hold to them and let the rest go – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  14. “ I was afraid he would try to hold us up – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  15. “ I'll hold your hand – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  16. Do you hold with them – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  17. There were now two of us to hold – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  18. You can get that and hold it – Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  19. “ Mr Neefit had got such a hold upon him that he had no help for it – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope

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