What is hold?

  • (verb): Contain or hold; have within.
    Synonyms: bear, carry, contain
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold:

Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... 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 ...
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 ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
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"
  • (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: prevail, obtain
  • (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 possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.
    Synonyms: have, have got
  • (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): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Hold a reception"
    Synonyms: throw, have, make, give
  • (verb): Keep from exhaling or expelling.
    Example: "Hold your breath"
  • (verb): Support or hold in a certain manner.
    Synonyms: carry, bear
  • (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
  • (verb): Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.
    Example: "I'll hold you by your promise"
    Synonyms: oblige, bind, obligate
  • (verb): Be capable of holding or containing.
    Synonyms: contain, take
  • (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.
    Synonyms: bear
  • (noun): A stronghold.
  • (verb): Be pertinent or relevant or applicable.
    Synonyms: apply, go for
  • (verb): Drink alcohol without showing ill effects.
    Example: "He can hold his liquor"
    Synonyms: carry
  • (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.
    Synonyms: keep
  • (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): To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.
    Synonyms: restrain, confine
  • (verb): Keep in a certain state, position, or activity.
    Example: "Hold in place"
    Synonyms: keep, maintain
  • (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): 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 (1843–1916)

    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 (1907–1963)

    To be made to hold his tongue is the greatest insult you can offer him—though he might be ready with a poker to make you hold yours.
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell (1865–1940)