What is hold on?

  • (verb): Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments.
    Example: "Hold on a moment!"
    Synonyms: stop
    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 ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
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 31.2 -1.1 ...
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 ... to McClellan, or any other general he could find, 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
... 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 Labour Mrs ... 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 ... −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 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 ...

More definitions of "hold on":

  • (verb): Hold firmly.
    Synonyms: grasp
  • (verb): Retain possession of.
    Synonyms: keep

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    I count religion but a childish toy,
    And hold there is no sin but ignorance.
    Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)

    The English did not come to America from a mere love of adventure, nor to truck with or convert the savages, nor to hold offices under the crown, as the French to a great extent did, but to live in earnest and with freedom.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)