hold


hold
Ⅰ.
hold [1] VERB (past and past part. held) 1) grasp, carry, or support. 2) keep or detain. 3) have in one's possession. 4) contain or be capable of containing. 5) have or occupy (a job or position). 6) have (a belief or opinion). 7) stay or cause to stay at a certain value or level. 8) (hold to) adhere or cause to adhere to (a commitment). 9) continue to follow (a course). 10) arrange and take part in (a meeting or conversation). 11) (hold in) regard (someone or something) with (a specified feeling). 12) N. Amer. informal refrain from adding or using.
NOUN 1) an act or manner of grasping someone or something. 2) a handhold. 3) a degree of power or control.
get hold of — Cf. ↑get hold of
hold against — Cf. ↑hold against
hold back — Cf. ↑hold back
hold down — Cf. ↑hold down
hold fast — Cf. ↑hold fast
hold forth — Cf. ↑hold forth
hold good (or true) — Cf. ↑hold true
hold it — Cf. ↑hold it
hold off — Cf. ↑hold off
hold on — Cf. ↑hold on
hold out — Cf. ↑hold out
hold out for — Cf. ↑hold out for
hold over — Cf. ↑hold over
hold up — Cf. ↑hold up
no holds barred — Cf. ↑no holds barred
on hold — Cf. ↑on hold
take hold — Cf. ↑take hold
DERIVATIVES holder noun.
ORIGIN Old English.
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hold [2] NOUN a storage space in the lower part of a ship or aircraft.
ORIGIN from HOLE(Cf. ↑holey); the -d was added by association with HOLD(Cf. ↑holder).

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  • hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …   English World dictionary

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  • Hold — Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough! Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold on — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold up — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold-up — [ ɔldɶp ] n. m. inv. • 1925; mot angl. amér., de to hold up one s hands « tenir les mains en l air » ♦ Anglic. Vol à main armée dans un lieu public. ⇒Fam. braquage. Hold up d une banque. Commettre un hold up. hold up n. m. inv. (Anglicisme)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Hold — (h[=o]ld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; often used with the verbs take and lay. [1913 Webster] Ne have I not twelve pence within… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold Me — Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me» Sencillo de U2 del álbum Batman Forever Soundtrack Publicación 5 y 6 de junio 1995 …   Wikipedia Español


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