What is hold on?

  • (verb): Retain possession of.
    Synonyms: keep
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold on, hold:

Hold On, I'm A Comin' - Pop Culture
... Hold On, I'm Comin was featured during a scene in the film The Blues Brothers along with the song Soothe Me, also performed by Sam Dave ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
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 ... Napier 2,041 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 ... −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...
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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
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 31.2 -1.1 Liberal A M ...

More definitions of "hold on":

  • (verb): Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments.
    Example: "Hold on a moment!"
    Synonyms: stop
  • (verb): Hold firmly.
    Synonyms: grasp

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold on us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    We hold on to hopes for next year every year in western Dakota: hoping that droughts will end; hoping that our crops won’t be hailed out in the few rainstorms that come; hoping that it won’t be too windy on the day we harvest, blowing away five bushels an acre; hoping ... that if we get a fair crop, we’ll be able to get a fair price for it. Sometimes survival is the only blessing that the terrifying angel of the Plains bestows.
    Kathleen Norris (b. 1947)