stronghold


stronghold
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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