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:

    I am one of those who hold that poetry is never so blithe as in a wanton and irregular subject.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    There it is: it doesn’t make any difference who we are or what we are, there’s always somebody to look down on! somebody to hold in light esteem, somebody to be indifferent about.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    History
    Coming too close
    Is monstrous, like a doll
    That is alive and bigger than the child
    Who tries to hold it.
    Babette Deutsch (1895–1982)