Hold


Hold
Hold Hold (h[=o]ld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay. [1913 Webster]

Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Thou should'st lay hold upon him. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

My soul took hold on thee. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Take fast hold of instruction. --Pror. iv. 13. [1913 Webster]

2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim. [1913 Webster]

The law hath yet another hold on you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Binding power and influence. [1913 Webster]

Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest hold of. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

4. Something that may be grasped; means of support. [1913 Webster]

If a man be upon an high place without rails or good hold, he is ready to fall. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard. [1913 Webster]

They . . . put them in hold unto the next day. --Acts. iv. 3. [1913 Webster]

King Richard, he is in the mighty hold Of Bolingbroke. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a {stronghold}. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

New comers in an ancient hold --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mus.) A character [thus ?] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also {pause}, and {corona}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hold — Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed, tend… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …   English World dictionary

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  • Hold — Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough! Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold on — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold up — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hold — vb 1 hold back, withhold, reserve, detain, retain, *keep, keep back, keep out Analogous words: *restrain, inhibit, curb, check: preserve, conserve, *save Contrasted words: *relinquish, surrender, abandon, resign, yield 2 …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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