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:

    Now I hold Creation in my foot

    Or fly up, and revolve it all slowly—
    I kill where I please because it is all mine.
    There is no sophistry in my body:
    My manners are tearing off heads—

    The allotment of death.
    Ted Hughes (b. 1930)

    He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force,
    Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    Overnight, very
    Whitely, discreetly,
    Very quietly

    Our toes, our noses
    Take hold on the loam,
    Acquire the air.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)