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Definition of hold
- Hold n
- 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" [syn: {clasp}, {clench}, {clutch}, {clutches}, {grasp}, {grip}]
- Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices" [syn: {appreciation}, {grasp}]
- Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; "he has a hold over them"
- Time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action" [syn: {delay}, {time lag}, {postponement}, {wait}]
- 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" [syn: {detention}, {custody}]
- A stronghold
- 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; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip" [syn: {handle}, {grip}, {handgrip}]
- The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo [syn: {cargo area}, {cargo deck}, {cargo hold}, {storage area}] v
- Organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: {throw}, {have}, {make}, {give}]
- 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" [syn: {keep}, {maintain}]
- Have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him" [syn: {take hold}] [ant: {let go of}]
- 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" [syn: {restrain}, {confine}]
- Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade" [syn: {bear}]
- 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" [syn: {have}, {have got}]
- 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" [syn: {deem}, {view as}, {take for}]
- Contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" [syn: {bear}, {carry}, {contain}]
- 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" [syn: {control}, {hold in}, {contain}, {check}, {curb}, {moderate}]
- Remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
- Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment" [syn: {harbor}, {harbour}, {entertain}, {nurse}]
- Assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
- Remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas"
- Secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree" [syn: {retain}, {keep back}, {hold back}]
- 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?" [syn: {support}, {sustain}, {hold up}]
- Hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
- Keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath"
- Support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright" [syn: {carry}, {bear}]
- 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" [syn: {accommodate}, {admit}]
- Be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" [syn: {contain}, {take}]
- Be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds" [syn: {prevail}, {obtain}]
- Take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
- Protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks" [syn: {defend}, {guard}]
- Declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent" [syn: {declare}, {adjudge}]
- Have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
- Cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses" [syn: {halt}, {arrest}]
- Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise" [syn: {oblige}, {bind}, {obligate}]
- Cover as for protection against noise or smell; "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose"
- Drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry" [syn: {carry}] 30: 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" [syn: {apply}, {go for}] 3
- 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" [syn: {reserve}, {book}] 3
- Resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held" [syn: {defy}, {withstand}, {hold up}] 3
- Keep from departing; "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse" 3
- Stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting" 3
- Aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames" 3
- 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" [syn: {agree}, {concur}, {concord}] [ant: {disagree}] [also: {held}]
Sneidon Dumela edited Hold with closed hands to Hold. Hold with closed hands - 2018-04-19 16:28:48

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