Definition of Hold

1. Noun. The act of grasping. "She kept a firm hold on the railing"

Exact synonyms: Clasp, Clench, Clutch, Clutches, Grasp, Grip
Specialized synonyms: Choke Hold, Chokehold, Embrace, Embracement, Embracing, Wrestling Hold
Generic synonyms: Grasping, Prehension, Seizing, Taking Hold
Derivative terms: Clasp, Clasp, Clench, Clutch, Clutch, Grasp, Grip, Grip



2. Verb. Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,. "The students keep me on my toes"

3. Noun. Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something. "He has a good grasp of accounting practices"
Exact synonyms: Appreciation, Grasp
Generic synonyms: Apprehension, Discernment, Savvy, Understanding
Specialized synonyms: Sense
Derivative terms: Grasp

4. Verb. Have or hold in one's hands or grip. "They want to hold the prisoners "; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
Exact synonyms: Take Hold
Specialized synonyms: Grasp, Hold On, Cling To, Clutch, Hold Close, Hold Tight, Cradle, Clinch, Interlace, Interlock, Lock, Trap, Cradle
Antonyms: Let Go Of

5. Noun. Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated. "He has a hold over them"
Generic synonyms: Control

6. Verb. Organize or be responsible for. "Give a course"
Exact synonyms: Give, Have, Make, Throw
Generic synonyms: Direct

7. Noun. Time during which some action is awaited. "He ordered a hold in the action"
Exact synonyms: Delay, Postponement, Time Lag, Wait
Generic synonyms: Break, Intermission, Interruption, Pause, Suspension
Specialized synonyms: Extension, Moratorium, Retardation
Derivative terms: Delay, Delay, Wait

8. Verb. Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense. "They hold the money "; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
Exact synonyms: Have, Have Got
Specialized synonyms: Keep, Maintain, Sustain, Hold On, Keep, Keep, Keep, Maintain, Keep, Monopolise, Monopolize, Exert, Maintain, Wield, Carry, Stock, Stockpile, Bear, Carry
Related verbs: Feature, Have
Derivative terms: Have, Holding

9. Noun. A state of being confined (usually for a short time). "He is in the custody of police"
Exact synonyms: Custody, Detainment, Detention
Generic synonyms: Confinement
Derivative terms: Detain

10. Verb. Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view. "I hold him personally responsible"
Exact synonyms: Deem, Take For, View As
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View

11. Noun. A stronghold.
Generic synonyms: Fastness, Stronghold
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism

12. Verb. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings). "Harbor a resentment"
Exact synonyms: Entertain, Harbor, Harbour, Nurse
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel

13. Noun. A cell in a jail or prison.
Exact synonyms: Keep
Generic synonyms: Cell, Jail Cell, Prison Cell
Derivative terms: Keep

14. Verb. To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement. "They want to hold the prisoners "; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
Exact synonyms: Confine, Restrain
Generic synonyms: Disable, Disenable, Incapacitate
Specialized synonyms: Bind, Tie Down, Tie Up, Truss, Fetter, Shackle, Enchain, Pinion, Shackle, Impound, Pound, Pound, Pound Up, Fold, Pen Up, Ground
Derivative terms: Restrainer, Restraint

15. Noun. The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it. "It was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

16. Verb. Secure and keep for possible future use or application. "They hold the money "; "I reserve the right to disagree"
Exact synonyms: Hold Back, Keep Back, Retain
Generic synonyms: Hold On, Keep
Specialized synonyms: Hold Down
Derivative terms: Holding, Retention

17. Noun. The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo.
Exact synonyms: Cargo Area, Cargo Deck, Cargo Hold, Storage Area
Generic synonyms: Enclosure
Group relationships: Ship

18. Verb. Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices. "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
Exact synonyms: Bear
Generic synonyms: Have, Have Got
Derivative terms: Bearer, Holder

19. Verb. Be the physical support of; carry the weight of. "What's holding that mirror?"

20. Verb. Contain or hold; have within. "They hold the animals"; "This can contains water"
Exact synonyms: Bear, Carry, Contain
Generic synonyms: Include
Related verbs: Contain, Take
Specialized synonyms: Retain, Confine, Enclose, Hold In
Derivative terms: Carry, Container, Content, Continent

21. Verb. Have room for; hold without crowding. "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
Exact synonyms: Accommodate, Admit
Related verbs: Contain, Take
Specialized synonyms: Sleep, House, Seat
Derivative terms: Admittible

22. Verb. Remain in a certain state, position, or condition. "They held on the road and kept marching"
Generic synonyms: Continue, Go Along, Go On, Keep, Proceed

23. Verb. Support or hold in a certain manner. "He carried himself upright"
Exact synonyms: Bear, Carry
Specialized synonyms: Sling, Stoop, Piggyback, Balance, Poise, Acquit, Bear, Behave, Carry, Comport, Conduct, Deport
Related verbs: Bear
Derivative terms: Bearing, Carriage, Carry

24. Verb. Be valid, applicable, or true. "This theory still holds"
Exact synonyms: Obtain, Prevail
Generic synonyms: Be, Exist

25. Verb. Assert or affirm. "They hold that there was a traffic accident "; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
Related verbs: Deem, Take For, View As
Generic synonyms: Affirm, Assert, Aver, Avow, Swan, Swear, Verify

26. Verb. Have as a major characteristic. "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
Generic synonyms: Be

27. Verb. Be capable of holding or containing. "The flask holds one gallon"
Exact synonyms: Contain, Take
Generic synonyms: Be
Related verbs: Bear, Carry, Contain, Accommodate, Admit

28. Verb. Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance. "Please hold a table at Maxim's"
Exact synonyms: Book, Reserve
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Related verbs: Reserve
Entails: Procure, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Hold Open, Keep, Keep Open, Save
Derivative terms: Bookable, Booking, Reservation, Reservation

29. Verb. Protect against a challenge or attack. "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
Exact synonyms: Defend, Guard
Generic synonyms: Protect
Derivative terms: Defence, Defender, Defensible, Defensive

30. Verb. Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted. "I'll hold you by your promise"
Exact synonyms: Bind, Obligate, Oblige
Specialized synonyms: Pledge, Article, Indent, Indenture, Tie Down
Generic synonyms: Relate
Derivative terms: Bind, Obligation, Obligation, Obligation

31. Verb. Hold the attention of. "She can hold an audience spellbound"

32. Verb. Remain committed to. "I hold to these ideas"
Generic synonyms: Believe, Conceive, Consider, Think

33. Verb. Resist or confront with resistance. "The bridge held"
Exact synonyms: Defy, Hold Up, Withstand
Generic synonyms: Hold Out, Resist, Stand Firm, Withstand
Specialized synonyms: Brave, Brave Out, Endure, Weather
Derivative terms: Defiant, Withstander

34. Verb. Be pertinent or relevant or applicable. "The same rules go for everyone"
Exact synonyms: Apply, Go For
Generic synonyms: Bear On, Come To, Concern, Have-to Doe With, Pertain, Refer, Relate, Touch, Touch On
Related verbs: Apply, Lend Oneself
Derivative terms: Applicable, Applicative

35. Verb. Stop dealing with. "Hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

36. Verb. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits. "Control your anger"

37. Verb. Keep from departing. "Hold the horse"
Generic synonyms: Keep, Prevent

38. Verb. Take and maintain control over, often by violent means. "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
Related verbs: Defend, Guard
Generic synonyms: Command, Control

39. Verb. Cause to stop. "They hold the animals"; "Halt the presses"
Exact synonyms: Arrest, Halt
Generic synonyms: Stop
Derivative terms: Arrester, Halt, Halt, Halt

40. Verb. Cover as for protection against noise or smell. "Hold one's nose"
Generic synonyms: Cover

41. Verb. Drink alcohol without showing ill effects. "He had drunk more than he could carry"
Exact synonyms: Carry
Generic synonyms: Booze, Drink, Fuddle

42. Verb. Aim, point, or direct. "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
Generic synonyms: Aim, Direct, Take, Take Aim, Train

43. Verb. Declare to be. "Judge held that the defendant was innocent"

44. Verb. Be in accord; be in agreement. "Sam wants to hold with Sue "; "Both philosophers concord on this point"

45. Verb. Keep from exhaling or expelling. "Hold your breath"
Generic synonyms: Hold Back, Keep, Keep Back, Restrain

Definition of Hold

1. n. The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed.

2. v. t. To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.

3. v. i. In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence:

4. n. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay.

Definition of Hold

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Gracious; friendly; faithful; true. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To grasp or grip. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To contain or store. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To have and keep possession of something. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To reserve. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To cause to wait or delay. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To detain. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To maintain, to consider, to opine. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To bind (someone) to a consequence of that person's actions. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To be or remain valid; to apply; to ''hold true''; to ''hold good''. ¹

11. Verb. (tennis ambitransitive) To win one's own service game. ¹

12. Verb. to organise an event or meeting ¹

13. Noun. A grasp or grip. ¹

14. Noun. Something reserved or kept. ¹

15. Noun. (wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent. ¹

16. Noun. (gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble. ¹

17. Noun. (tennis) An instance of holding one's service game, as opposed to being broken. ¹

18. Noun. ¹

19. Noun. (sense aviation) cargo bin ¹

20. Noun. (nautical) , (aviation) The cargo area of a ship or aircraft, (often ''cargo hold''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hold

1. to maintain possession of [v HELD, HOLDEN, HOLDING, HOLDS] : HOLDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Hold

1. In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: 1. Not to more; to halt; to stop;-mostly in the imperative. "And damned be him that first cries, "Hold, enough!"" (Shak) 2. Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued. "Our force by land hath nobly held." (Shak) 3. Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist. "While our obedience holds." (Milton) "The rule holds in land as all other commodities." (Locke) 4. Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave;-often with with, to, or for. "He will hold to the one and despise the other." (Matt. Vi. 24) 5. To restrain one's self; to refrain. "His dauntless heart would fain have held From weeping, but his eyes rebelled." (Dryden) 6. To derive right or title; generally with of. "My crown is absolute, and holds of none." (Dryden) "His imagination holds immediately from nature." (Hazlitt) Hold on! Hold up! wait; stop; forbear. To hold forth, to speak in public; to harangue; to preach. To hold in, to restrain one's self; as, he wanted to laugh and could hardly hold in. To hold off, to keep at a distance. To hold on, to keep fast hold; to continue; to go on. "The trade held on for many years," . To hold out, to last; to endure; to continue; to maintain one's self; not to yield or give way. To hold over, to remain in office, possession, etc, beyond a certain date. To hold to or with, to take sides with, as a person or opinion. To hold together, to be joined; not to separate; to remain in union. . To hold up. To support one's self; to remain unbent or unbroken; as, to hold up under misfortunes. To cease raining; to cease to stop; as, it holds up. To keep up; not to fall behind; not to lose ground. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hold

holandric gene
holandric inheritance
holandry
holarchies
holarchy
holarctic
holard
holards
holarthritic
holarthritis
holaspid
holaspidean
holaspis
holcad
holcads
hold (current term)
hold'em
hold-all
hold-down
hold-up
hold-up play
hold-ups
hold a candle
hold a grudge
hold a torch for
hold against
hold all of the aces
hold all of the cards
hold all the aces
hold all the cards

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