Hold

Hold may refer to:

  • Hold (banking/commerce), a now common practice by bankers and retailers (esp. gas stations)
  • Hold (ship), interior cargo space
  • Hold (aviation), a place for an aircraft to loop around near its destination
  • Legal hold, a legal ruling or official declaration
  • Hold (baseball), a statistic that may be awarded to a relief pitcher
  • Hold (telephone), a condition where the call is not terminated, but no speech is taking place
  • Grappling hold, a specific grip applied to an opponent in wrestling or martial arts
  • Secret hold, a parliamentary procedure
  • Hold (title), an ancient Anglo-Danish and Norwegian title
  • Stronghold, a castle or other fortified place
  • The cards that are kept in a hand of poker, not those discarded and replaced
  • Holds of Pern, a city or community in the Dragonriders of Pern science-fiction series
  • Marianne Hold (1933–1994), German actress
  • "Hold", a song by Axium from Blindsided
  • Handhold (dance)

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    The child hand raised to reach the holding hand. Hold the old holding hand. Hold and be held.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)

    When a subject is highly controversial ... one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one’s audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)