What is hold?

  • (verb): Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).
    Synonyms: harbor, harbour, entertain, nurse
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold:

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. 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 Labour Ms. 12,697 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
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 53.3 +3.9 Conservative R J Dunn 13,062 ...
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 the ... or any other general he could find, informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
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 Conservative Nigel ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
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 Candidate Votes % ±% Labour ...

More definitions of "hold":

  • (verb): Keep in a certain state, position, or activity.
    Example: "Hold in place"
    Synonyms: keep, maintain
  • (verb): Take and maintain control over, often by violent means.
    Example: "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
  • (noun): A cell in a jail or prison.
    Synonyms: keep
  • (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): Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.
    Synonyms: have, have got
  • (verb): Assert or affirm.
    Example: "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
  • (verb): Have room for; hold without crowding.
    Example: "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
    Synonyms: accommodate, admit
  • (verb): Support or hold in a certain manner.
    Synonyms: carry, bear
  • (verb): To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.
    Synonyms: restrain, confine
  • (verb): Keep from departing.
    Example: "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse"
  • (noun): A stronghold.
  • (verb): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Hold a reception"
    Synonyms: throw, have, make, give
  • (noun): The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.
    Synonyms: handle, grip, handgrip
  • (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: prevail, obtain
  • (noun): Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated.
    Example: "He has a hold over them"
  • (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): 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): Have as a major characteristic.
    Example: "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
  • (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): Remain in a certain state, position, or condition.
    Example: "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
  • (verb): Hold the attention of.
    Example: "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
  • (verb): Be capable of holding or containing.
    Synonyms: contain, take
  • (noun): Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something.
    Synonyms: appreciation, grasp
  • (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): Be in accord; be in agreement.
    Example: "I hold with those who say life is sacred"
    Synonyms: agree, concur, concord
  • (verb): Drink alcohol without showing ill effects.
    Example: "He can hold his liquor"
    Synonyms: carry
  • (noun): A state of being confined (usually for a short time).
    Example: "The prisoner is on hold"
    Synonyms: detention, custody
  • (verb): Aim, point, or direct.
    Example: "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
  • (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): Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.
    Synonyms: bear
  • (verb): Cover as for protection against noise or smell.
    Example: "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose"

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    The years of imprisonment hardened me.... Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn’t be blunted as they have been in my case. When it happens every day of your life, when that pain becomes a way of life, I no longer have the emotion of fear. ... there is no longer anything I can fear. There is nothing the government has not done to me. There isn’t any pain I haven’t known.
    Winnie Mandela (b. 1936)

    Indeed, men never know how to love. nothing satisfies them. All they know is to dream, to imagine new duties, to look for new countries and new homes. While we women, we know that we must hasten to love, to share the same bed, hold hands, and fear absence. When we women love, we dream of nothing.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    For I had expected always
    Some brightness to hold in trust,
    Some final innocence
    To save from dust;
    Stephen Spender (1909–1995)