Definition of Holdable

1. Adjective. That may be held (in all senses) ¹



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Definition of Holdable

1. hold [adj] - See also: hold

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holdable

hold the cards
hold the fort
hold the line
hold the phone
hold the purse strings
hold the reins
hold the ring
hold tight
hold to account
hold true
hold up
hold up one's end
hold water
hold with the hare and run with the hounds
hold your fire
holdable (current term)
holdall
holdalls
holdawayite
holdawayites
holdback
holdbacks
holddown
holddowns
holde
holded
holden
holdenite
holder
holderbat

Literary usage of Holdable

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1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1890)
"... as the starboard men met them, seized them by the throats, hair, limbs, anything that was catch-holdable ; but the port-side men swarmed on board, ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"174. Der. len-tb ; see Tithe. Tenable, that can 1» held. (F—L.) F. tenable, ' holdable,' Cot. — F. tenir, to hold. ..."

3. Renaissance in Italy by John Addington Symonds (1898)
"Smith, Elder, & Co. have done well to cive a thoroughly " holdable " as well as readable form to the BIOGRAPHICAL EDITION' OF THACKERAY. ..."

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