Definition of Holdall

1. Noun. A capacious bag or basket.

Exact synonyms: Carryall, Tote, Tote Bag
Generic synonyms: Bag
Derivative terms: Tote

Definition of Holdall

1. Noun. A large bag for carrying things whilst travelling. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A book or similar printed work containing a wide variety of information. Compare to omnibus, encyclopedia. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Holdall

1. a carrying case [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Holdall

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
holdall (current term)

Literary usage of Holdall

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Russo-Japanese War: Reports from British Officers Attached to the by Great Britain War Office. General Staff, Great Britain War Office (1908)
"At present the entrenching tool and canteen are tied on to the greatcoat, and sometimes to the holdall, with bits of string or anything available. ..."

2. Manual Training Magazine (1918)
"You'll get all this and more from the new Pexto holdall Revolving Machine Standard. This wonderful systematizer holds four machines on the revolving arms ..."

3. 54 by Wu Ming (2005)
"'Go and get the Frenchman's holdall, now. Quickly.' The boy ran off. The other man helped Zollo ... Pagano picked up the holdall. Ran back to the lorry. ..."

4. The Man of Iron by Richard Dehan (1915)
"At the word "obliterate," a heavy canvas holdall dropped over the balusters of the upper landing, missing the speaker by a calculated inch; ..."

5. Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government by Charles James Napier, William Francis Patrick Napier (1853)
"1 holdall or case for small articles. 1 Knapsack and Straps. 1 Haversack. 1 Button Stick and Brush. 1 Sponge. 1 Set of Straps for carrying Great Coat. ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Holdall on!Search for Holdall on!Search for Holdall on Google!Search for Holdall on Wikipedia!