What is hold?

  • (verb): Take and maintain control over, often by violent means.
    Example: "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
    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 Conservative Nigel Nicolson 19,847 Liberal Stuart Townend 4,34 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
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
... 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 ...
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. 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. 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...

More definitions of "hold":

  • (verb): Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.
    Synonyms: bear
  • (noun): Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something.
    Synonyms: appreciation, grasp
  • (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): Be in accord; be in agreement.
    Example: "I hold with those who say life is sacred"
    Synonyms: agree, concur, concord
  • (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): 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): 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): Assert or affirm.
    Example: "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
  • (verb): Keep from exhaling or expelling.
    Example: "Hold your breath"
  • (verb): Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.
    Synonyms: have, have got
  • (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
  • (noun): A cell in a jail or prison.
    Synonyms: keep
  • (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
  • (noun): Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated.
    Example: "He has a hold over them"
  • (verb): Drink alcohol without showing ill effects.
    Example: "He can hold his liquor"
    Synonyms: carry
  • (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): Have room for; hold without crowding.
    Example: "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
    Synonyms: accommodate, admit
  • (verb): Remain committed to.
    Example: "I hold to these ideas"
  • (verb): Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.
    Example: "I'll hold you by your promise"
    Synonyms: oblige, bind, obligate
  • (verb): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    Example: "Please hold a table at Maxim's"
    Synonyms: reserve, book
  • (verb): Hold the attention of.
    Example: "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
  • (verb): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Hold a reception"
    Synonyms: throw, have, make, give
  • (noun): A state of being confined (usually for a short time).
    Example: "The prisoner is on hold"
    Synonyms: detention, custody
  • (verb): Remain in a certain state, position, or condition.
    Example: "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
  • (verb): To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.
    Synonyms: restrain, confine
  • (verb): Be capable of holding or containing.
    Synonyms: contain, take
  • (noun): A stronghold.
  • (verb): Keep in a certain state, position, or activity.
    Example: "Hold in place"
    Synonyms: keep, maintain
  • (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 aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Knowing does not always allow us to prevent, but at least the things that we know, we hold them, if not in our hands, but at least in our thoughts where we may dispose of them at our whim, which gives us the illusion of power over them.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)