- v keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
She always held herself as a lady
- v have or hold in one's hands or grip
- v organize or be responsible for
- v have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
- v keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
- v maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
- v to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
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
- v secure and keep for possible future use or application
- v have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
He held the governorship for almost a decade
- v be the physical support of; carry the weight of
- v contain or hold; have within
- v have room for; hold without crowding
- v remain in a certain state, position, or condition
The weather held
They held on the road and kept marching
- v support or hold in a certain manner
- v be valid, applicable, or true
- v assert or affirm
- v have as a major characteristic
- v be capable of holding or containing
- v arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
- v protect against a challenge or attack
- v bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
He's held by a contract
- v hold the attention of
The soprano held the audience
This story held our interest
- v remain committed to
- v resist or confront with resistance
The bridge held
- v be pertinent or relevant or applicable
- v stop dealing with
- v lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
- v keep from departing
- v take and maintain control over, often by violent means
The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week
- v cause to stop
- v cover as for protection against noise or smell
She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate
- v drink alcohol without showing ill effects
- v aim, point, or direct
- v declare to be
judge held that the defendant was innocent
- v be in accord; be in agreement
- v keep from exhaling or expelling
- a occupied or in the control of; often used in combination
- But they still held potent cards: one was the hundreds of millions of dollars they make each year via drug trafficking; the other was their more than 700 army, police and civilian .
- 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.
- The balance was held in the Vatican.
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- 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 >>
June 14, 2013 - WFMJ Youngstown
- 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 ...
June 13, 2013 - KITV Honolulu
- 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.
June 12, 2013 - WKYT Lexington
- Joe Barton in Washington Post (blog)
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...
- Bronislaw Komorowski in BBC News
We thank everybody - the more so that it was an unusual campaign, a difficult campaign held in the shadow of catastrophe,he added.
- Barack Obama in The Guardian
All those involved in the attempted act of terrorism on Christmas must know: you too will be held to account,Obama said.