Some articles on hold:
... Reid 898 1.5 Workers Revolutionary R Lugg 168 0.3 Majority 4,105 6.9 Turnout 74.3 Labour hold Swing General Election October 1974 Feltham and Heston Party ...
... 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 Conservative Nigel ...
... T Keenan 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 ...
... 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 ... informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... He wrote a message to Miles that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
80 0.2 N/A 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. 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 % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 31,625 51.0 −0.1 ... Pollard 107 0.2 N/A Majority 12,697 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...
More definitions of "hold":
- (verb): Have as a major characteristic.
Example: "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
- (noun): Time during which some action is awaited.
Example: "He ordered a hold in the action"
Synonyms: delay, time lag, postponement, wait
- (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 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): Keep from exhaling or expelling.
Example: "Hold your breath"
- (verb): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
Example: "Please hold a table at Maxim's"
Synonyms: reserve, book
- (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
- (noun): Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something.
Synonyms: appreciation, grasp
- (noun): The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo.
Synonyms: cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, storage area
- (verb): Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.
Example: "I'll hold you by your promise"
Synonyms: oblige, bind, obligate
- (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
- (noun): Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated.
Example: "He has a hold over them"
- (verb): Be in accord; be in agreement.
Example: "I hold with those who say life is sacred"
Synonyms: agree, concur, concord
- (verb): Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.
- (noun): A stronghold.
- (verb): Drink alcohol without showing ill effects.
Example: "He can hold his liquor"
- (noun): The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.
Synonyms: handle, grip, handgrip
- (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
- (verb): Have room for; hold without crowding.
Example: "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
Synonyms: accommodate, admit
- (noun): A cell in a jail or prison.
- (verb): Aim, point, or direct.
Example: "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
- (verb): Keep from departing.
Example: "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse"
- (verb): Keep in a certain state, position, or activity.
Example: "Hold in place"
Synonyms: keep, maintain
- (noun): The act of grasping.
Example: "She kept a firm hold on the railing"
Synonyms: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip
- (verb): Assert or affirm.
Example: "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
- (verb): Hold the attention of.
Example: "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
- (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): Remain committed to.
Example: "I hold to these ideas"
- (noun): A state of being confined (usually for a short time).
Example: "The prisoner is on hold"
Synonyms: detention, custody
- (verb): Stop dealing with.
Example: "Hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
- (verb): Secure and keep for possible future use or application.
Synonyms: retain, keep back, hold back
- (verb): Remain in a certain state, position, or condition.
Example: "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
Famous quotes containing the word hold:
“The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.”
—Henry James (18431916)
“Why do we like being Irish? Partly because
It gives us a hold on the sentimental English
As members of a world that never was,
Baptized with fairy water;”
—Louis MacNeice (19071963)
“To be made to hold his tongue is the greatest insult you can offer himthough he might be ready with a poker to make you hold yours.”
—Mrs. Patrick Campbell (18651940)