Hold - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something (syn: appreciation, grasp)
- power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
- time during which some action is awaited (syn: delay, postponement, wait)
- a state of being confined (usually for a short time) (syn: custody, detention)
- a cell in a jail or prison (syn: keep)
- the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it (syn: grip, handgrip, handle)
- the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
- have or hold in one's hands or grip
- organize or be responsible for (syn: give, have, make, throw)
- have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense (syn: have)
- keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view (syn: deem)
- to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement (syn: confine, constrain, restrain)
- secure and keep for possible future use or application (syn: hold back, keep back, retain)
- have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices (syn: bear)
- be the physical support of; carry the weight of (syn: hold up, support, sustain)
- contain or hold; have within (syn: bear, carry, contain)
- have room for; hold without crowding (syn: accommodate, admit)
- remain in a certain state, position, or condition
- support or hold in a certain manner (syn: bear, carry)
- be valid, applicable, or true (syn: obtain, prevail)
- assert or affirm
- have as a major characteristic
- be capable of holding or containing (syn: contain, take)
- arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance (syn: book, reserve)
- protect against a challenge or attack (syn: defend, guard)
- bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted (syn: bind, obligate, oblige)
- hold the attention of
- remain committed to
- resist or confront with resistance (syn: defy, hold up, withstand)
- be pertinent or relevant or applicable (syn: apply)
- stop dealing with
- lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (syn: check, contain, control, curb, hold in, moderate)
- keep from departing
- take and maintain control over, often by violent means
- cause to stop (syn: arrest, halt)
- cover as for protection against noise or smell
- drink alcohol without showing ill effects (syn: carry)
- aim, point, or direct
- declare to be (syn: adjudge, declare)
- be in accord; be in agreement (syn: agree, concord, concur)
- keep from exhaling or expelling
Hold the rail so you won't fall.
He was holding a large package in his arms.
Would you hold this for me?
She showed him the correct way to hold the racket.
Some people just don't like to be held.
He held her close and kissed her.
He held the pen in his mouth while he dialed the number.
Hold the pen upright when you write.
She picked up the trophy and held it over her head.
You have to hold the button down for several seconds.
The mother was holding the baby in her arms.
He will hold her in his arms and tell her she is finally safe.
He jumped back to try and hold the lift for me.
A pile of sandbags held the bridge.
The glue didn't hold.
hold down — keep
hold forth — talk at length and formally about a topic
hold in — close in
hold off — resist and fight to a standoff
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present participle: holding
past tense: held
past participle: held