hold hold  /ˈhoʊld/


  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. (v) remain in a certain state, position, or condition
  15. (v) support or hold in a certain manner
  16. (v) be valid, applicable, or true
  17. (v) assert or affirm
  18. (v) have as a major characteristic
  19. (v) be capable of holding or containing
  20. (v) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  21. (v) protect against a challenge or attack
  22. (v) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  23. (v) hold the attention of
  24. (v) remain committed to
  25. (v) resist or confront with resistance
  26. (v) be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  27. (v) stop dealing with
  28. (v) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  29. (v) keep from departing
  30. (v) take and maintain control over, often by violent means
  31. (v) cause to stop
  32. (v) cover as for protection against noise or smell
  33. (v) drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  34. (v) aim, point, or direct
  35. (v) declare to be
  36. (v) be in accord; be in agreement
  37. (v) keep from exhaling or expelling
  38. (n) the act of grasping
  39. (n) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  40. (n) power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  41. (n) time during which some action is awaited
  42. (n) a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  43. (n) a stronghold
  44. (n) a cell in a jail or prison
  45. (n) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it


  1. An average person in good health can hold his breath for about two minutes, but with even small amounts of practice it is possible to increase that time dramatically.
  2. Hold tight, hold tight,Hold-tight-hold-tightFoo-ra-de-ack-a-sa-kiWant some Sea food, MamaSteamers and.
  3. To hold March's meeting of the G-20, London shelled out an estimated $131 million a big number for any city to absorb, and more than four times the expected cost.


  1. Selectmen hold meeting to discuss Rustcraft Road

    The Board of Selectmenwill hold a public meeting to discuss the possible acquisition of a portion of the Rustcraft Road property.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily News Transcript

  2. SC to hold public hearing on tax breaks for Norma Corporation

    The city of St. Clair will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. June 17, during which residents may question and express their opinions about extending a tax break to the NORMA Group for an equipment purchase of $4,767,967.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Voice

  3. Hold On to These Stocks for Assured Growth

    Hold On to These Stocks for Assured Growth        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. Obama said his decision was necessary "to hold ourselves accountable to standards that are at the core of our democracy."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Allentown Morning Call

  2. "It's not about him leaving," Gilbert said. "It's the disrespect. It's time for people to hold these athletes accountable for their actions. Is this the way you raise your children? I've been holding this all in for a long time."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Dan Gilbert Source: Technorati (blog)

  3. "I'm giving you this one — giving it to you," Alexander told an opponent after folding to his bet. "I somehow didn't think my ace-three off was going to hold up."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jason Alexander Source: The Associated Press

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