held held  /ˈhɛld/


  1. (n) the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
  2. (v) keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,
  3. (v) have or hold in one's hands or grip
  4. (v) organize or be responsible for
  5. (v) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  6. (v) keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  7. (v) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  8. (v) to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
  9. (v) secure and keep for possible future use or application
  10. (v) have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
  11. (v) be the physical support of; carry the weight of
  12. (v) contain or hold; have within
  13. (v) have room for; hold without crowding
  14. (adj) occupied or in the control of; often used in combination
  15. (v) remain in a certain state, position, or condition
  16. (v) support or hold in a certain manner
  17. (v) be valid, applicable, or true
  18. (v) assert or affirm
  19. (v) have as a major characteristic
  20. (v) be capable of holding or containing
  21. (v) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  22. (v) protect against a challenge or attack
  23. (v) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  24. (v) hold the attention of
  25. (v) remain committed to
  26. (v) resist or confront with resistance
  27. (v) be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  28. (v) stop dealing with
  29. (v) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  30. (v) keep from departing
  31. (v) take and maintain control over, often by violent means
  32. (v) cause to stop
  33. (v) cover as for protection against noise or smell
  34. (v) drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  35. (v) aim, point, or direct
  36. (v) declare to be
  37. (v) be in accord; be in agreement
  38. (v) keep from exhaling or expelling
  39. (n) the act of grasping
  40. (n) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  41. (n) power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  42. (n) time during which some action is awaited
  43. (n) a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  44. (n) a stronghold
  45. (n) a cell in a jail or prison
  46. (n) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it


  1. Held The American captain of the cargo carrier Maersk Alabama was held hostage in this covered lifeboat, seen in a photograph taken by an unmanned aerial vehicle.
  2. The balance was held in the Vatican.
  3. The army is reported to have enlisted Bengali gynecologists to abort girls held at military installations.


  1. Vigil held for Canfield History teacher

    CANFIELD, Ohio - A candlelight vigil will be held at 8:30 Thursday night commemorating one of Canfield's most beloved teachers. Ken Reel, a 44-year American History teacher, passed away from a rare form More >>
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WFMJ Youngstown

  2. Blessing held for renovations at Kuhio Park towers

    The Michaels Development Company and Vitus Group, together with the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, held a blessing ceremony Thursday to celebrate the successful completion of its $135 million renovation of The Towers at Kuhio Park, formerly called Kuhio Park Terrace. This project marks the first public-private partnership in Hawaii between the state and private developers to transform public ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

  3. Visitation held for helicopter crash victim, Herman Lee Dobbs

    Visitation was held for one of the three men killed in a helicopter crash Thursday night in Clay County.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WKYT Lexington


  1. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) walked back his "apology" (he didn't use the word) to BP, saying just now that "BP is responsible for this accident, should be held responsible" and "if anything I have said this morning has been misconstrued to an...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: Washington Post (blog)

  2. "We thank everybody - the more so that it was an unusual campaign, a difficult campaign held in the shadow of catastrophe," he added.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Bronislaw Komorowski Source: BBC News

  3. "All those involved in the attempted act of terrorism on Christmas must know: you too will be held to account," Obama said.
    on Jan 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian

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