What is hold?

  • (verb): Secure and keep for possible future use or application.
    Synonyms: retain, keep back, hold back
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold:

Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
... Majority 1,606 4.7 Turnout 34,497 51.4 −24.4 Conservative hold Swing General Election 1997 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 21,027 42.5 −8.5 Labour Mrs ... Napier 2,041 4.2 N/A Majority 1,185 2.4 Turnout 49,450 75.8 Conservative hold Swing −9.1 General Election 1992 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes. 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...
Battle Of Harpers Ferry - Battle - September 13
... He exclaimed, "I am ordered to hold this place and God damn my soul to hell if I don't." In fact, Jackson's and Miles's forces to the west of town were roughly equal, but Miles was ignoring the threat from ... or any other general he could find, informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... to Miles that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
368 0.8 0.0 Majority 8,059 17.8 -4.3 Labour hold General Election October 1974 Eccles Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Lewis Carter-Jones 22,328 53.3 +3.9 Conservative R J Dunn 13,06 ...
Falmouth And Camborne (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1950s
... Gibson 7,890 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1955 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 21,587 Conservative P.P ... King 20,540 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1951 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 20,850 ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... Majority 4,105 6.9 Turnout 74.3 Labour hold Swing General Election October 1974 Feltham and Heston Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Russell Kerr 26,611 49.6 Conservative ...

More definitions of "hold":

  • (verb): Stop dealing with.
    Example: "Hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
  • (verb): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    Example: "Please hold a table at Maxim's"
    Synonyms: reserve, book
  • (verb): Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.
    Synonyms: bear
  • (verb): Take and maintain control over, often by violent means.
    Example: "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
  • (verb): Have as a major characteristic.
    Example: "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
  • (noun): Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something.
    Synonyms: appreciation, grasp
  • (verb): Aim, point, or direct.
    Example: "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
  • (verb): Support or hold in a certain manner.
    Synonyms: carry, bear
  • (noun): A cell in a jail or prison.
    Synonyms: keep
  • (verb): Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.
    Example: "I'll hold you by your promise"
    Synonyms: oblige, bind, obligate
  • (verb): To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.
    Synonyms: restrain, confine
  • (verb): Have room for; hold without crowding.
    Example: "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
    Synonyms: accommodate, admit
  • (verb): Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
    Example: "Hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"
    Synonyms: control, hold in, contain, check, curb, moderate
  • (noun): The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.
    Synonyms: handle, grip, handgrip
  • (verb): Keep in a certain state, position, or activity.
    Example: "Hold in place"
    Synonyms: keep, maintain
  • (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: prevail, obtain
  • (verb): Be capable of holding or containing.
    Synonyms: contain, take
  • (verb): Have or hold in one's hands or grip.
    Example: "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
    Synonyms: take hold
  • (verb): Be pertinent or relevant or applicable.
    Synonyms: apply, go for
  • (verb): Protect against a challenge or attack.
    Example: "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
    Synonyms: defend, guard
  • (verb): Remain in a certain state, position, or condition.
    Example: "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
  • (verb): Assert or affirm.
    Example: "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
  • (verb): Remain committed to.
    Example: "I hold to these ideas"
  • (verb): Hold the attention of.
    Example: "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
  • (noun): Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated.
    Example: "He has a hold over them"
  • (verb): Cover as for protection against noise or smell.
    Example: "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose"
  • (verb): Keep from departing.
    Example: "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse"
  • (verb): Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view.
    Example: "Hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
    Synonyms: deem, view as, take for
  • (verb): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Hold a reception"
    Synonyms: throw, have, make, give
  • (verb): Drink alcohol without showing ill effects.
    Example: "He can hold his liquor"
    Synonyms: carry
  • (verb): Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.
    Synonyms: have, have got
  • (verb): Keep from exhaling or expelling.
    Example: "Hold your breath"
  • (noun): A state of being confined (usually for a short time).
    Example: "The prisoner is on hold"
    Synonyms: detention, custody
  • (verb): Be in accord; be in agreement.
    Example: "I hold with those who say life is sacred"
    Synonyms: agree, concur, concord
  • (noun): A stronghold.

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    We hold our hate too choice a thing
    For light and careless lavishing.
    Sir William Watson (1858–1936)

    the young men who watch us from the curbs:
    They hold the glaze of wonder in their stare
    Our crooked backs, hands fetid as old herbs,
    The tallow eyes, wax face, the foreign hair!
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    I hardly know an intellectual man, even, who is so broad and truly liberal that you can think aloud in his society. Most with whom you endeavor to talk soon come to a stand against some institution in which they appear to hold stock,—that is, some particular, not universal, way of viewing things. They will continually thrust their own low roof, with its narrow skylight, between you and the sky, when it is the unobstructed heavens you would view.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)