What is hold?

  • (verb): To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.
    Synonyms: restrain, confine
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold:

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 ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
... Dinah Grice 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 ... 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 Labour Ms. 107 0.2 N/A Majority 12,697 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... 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 Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Russell Kerr 26,61 ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
4,448 9.8 -4.9 Communist 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 ...
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 ... or any other general he could find, informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...

More definitions of "hold":

  • (noun): The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.
    Synonyms: handle, grip, handgrip
  • (verb): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Hold a reception"
    Synonyms: throw, have, make, give
  • (verb): Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.
    Example: "I'll hold you by your promise"
    Synonyms: oblige, bind, obligate
  • (verb): Stop dealing with.
    Example: "Hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
  • (verb): Be pertinent or relevant or applicable.
    Synonyms: apply, go for
  • (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): Remain committed to.
    Example: "I hold to these ideas"
  • (verb): Remain in a certain state, position, or condition.
    Example: "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
  • (verb): Keep from exhaling or expelling.
    Example: "Hold your breath"
  • (verb): Drink alcohol without showing ill effects.
    Example: "He can hold his liquor"
    Synonyms: carry
  • (verb): Have as a major characteristic.
    Example: "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
  • (noun): Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated.
    Example: "He has a hold over them"
  • (verb): Keep from departing.
    Example: "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse"
  • (verb): Be in accord; be in agreement.
    Example: "I hold with those who say life is sacred"
    Synonyms: agree, concur, concord
  • (noun): A state of being confined (usually for a short time).
    Example: "The prisoner is on hold"
    Synonyms: detention, custody
  • (verb): Hold the attention of.
    Example: "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
  • (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 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 in a certain state, position, or activity.
    Example: "Hold in place"
    Synonyms: keep, maintain
  • (verb): Be capable of holding or containing.
    Synonyms: contain, take
  • (verb): Aim, point, or direct.
    Example: "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
  • (verb): Assert or affirm.
    Example: "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
  • (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): Support or hold in a certain manner.
    Synonyms: carry, bear
  • (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: prevail, obtain
  • (verb): Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.
    Synonyms: bear
  • (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.
    Synonyms: keep
  • (verb): Take and maintain control over, often by violent means.
    Example: "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
  • (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): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    Example: "Please hold a table at Maxim's"
    Synonyms: reserve, book
  • (noun): Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something.
    Synonyms: appreciation, grasp
  • (noun): A stronghold.
  • (verb): Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.
    Synonyms: have, have got

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    Poetry is important. No less than science, it seeks a hold upon reality, and the closeness of its approach is the test of its success.
    Babette Deutsch (1895–1982)

    I like that every chair should be a throne, and hold a king.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    How can a monarchy be a suitable thing, which allows a man to do as he pleases with none to hold him to account. And even if you were to take the best man on earth, and put him into a monarchy, you put outside him the thoughts that usually guide him.
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