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  1. have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a cell in a jail or prison Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. (archaic) a stronghold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; "he has a hold over them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. cover as for protection against noise or smell; "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. keep from departing; "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: Webster Dictionary DB
  58. Not to more; to halt; to stop;-mostly in the imperative. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave;-often with with, to, or for. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. To restrain one's self; to refrain. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. Binding power and influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. Something that may be grasped; means of support. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. A stronghold. Newage Dictionary DB
  68. To derive right or title; - generally with of. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; - often used with the verbs take and lay. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; - often called a stronghold. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. A character [thus ] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; - called also pause, and corona. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. To grasp and keep in the hand; clutch; retain; keep; possess; as, he hold office; connect; judge or consider; as, I hold him a model of culture; entertain; contain; celebrate; use; maintain, as an opinion; as, I hold that he is correct; to call and conduct, as a meeting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  73. To cling; adhere; stand good; as, this rule always holds good; continue; proceed; restrain oneself; refrain; maintain an opinion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  74. The act of grasping or keeping; a grasp or clutch; an embrace; support; a fortified place; that part of a vessel where the cargo is stored. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  75. Holder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  76. Held. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  77. Held, holden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  78. Holding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  79. To keep possession of or authority over: to sustain: to defend: to occupy: to derive title to: to bind: to confine: to restrain: to continue: to persist in: to contain: to celebrate: to esteem. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  80. To remain fixed: to be true or unfailing: to continue unbroken or unsubdued: to adhere: to derive right:-pr.p. holding; pa.t. held; pa.p. held. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  81. Act or manner of holding: seizure: power of seizing: something for support: a place of confinement: custody: a fortified place: (mus.) a mark over a rest or note, indicating that it is to be prolonged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  82. The interior cavity of a ship between the floor and the lower deck, used for the cargo. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  83. To stop; forbear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. Seizure; grasp; support; prison; fortress; custody; interior of a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  85. To keep; sustain; restrain; grasp; celebrate; consider. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  86. To remain fixed; derive right. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  87. To stick; adhere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  88. To retain so as to prevent movement or escape; grasp; keep; restrict; restrain; withhold. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  89. To maintain; sustain; adhere to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  90. To contain; have room for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  91. To remain firm or unbroken. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  92. To continue; proceed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  93. To have possession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  94. The act of holding; a seizure; restraint; a place to grasp; refuge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  95. The storage part of a ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  96. A sign over a note in music indicating that it should be prolonged. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  97. A grasp with the hand or arms; grasp or gripe; something for support; power of keeping; a place of confinement; custody; a fortified place; the whole interior cavity of a ship, between the floor and the lower deck; a mark directing the performer to rest on the note over which it is placed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  98. To retain with a grasp; to keep in a certain way; to consider or judge; to contain; to retain; to keep from running or flowing out; to maintain; to possess; to keep; to entertain; to restrain; to keep fast; to continue; to celebrate. To hold forth, to offer; to exhibit. To hold in, to restrain. To hold off, to keep at a distance. To hold on, to continue in. To hold out, to stretch forth. To hold over, to remain in after one's term has expired. To hold up, to raise; to sustain. To hold one's own, to keep good one's present condition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  99. To remain fixed; to be true or not fail; to stand; to continue unbroken or unsubdued; to last; to endure; to continue; to adhere. To hold forth, to speak in public; to harangue; to proclaim. To hold in, to restrain one's self. To hold off, to keep at a distance. To hold of, to derive title from. To hold on, to continue; to cling to. To hold out, to last; not to surrender. To hold to, to cling or cleave to. To hold under, or from, to have title from. To hold with, to adhere to; to side with. To hold together, to be joined. To hold up, to support one's self; to cease; to continue the same speed. To hold a wager, to stake a wager. Hold, used imperatively, signifies stop, forbear, be still. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  100. To stop; to detain; to have or grasp in the hand; to keep; to keep steady or fast; to contain; to possess; to be true; not to fail; to stick; to adhere; to maintain, as an opinion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  101. A grasp, as with the hands; an embrace; power of keeping or seizing; influence; a fortified place; a prison. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  102. Be still! forbear! stop. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  103. The whole interior cavity of a ship; the space where the cargo is stored. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  104. To derive right or title; -- generally with of. mso.anu.edu.au
  105. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay. mso.anu.edu.au
  106. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold. mso.anu.edu.au
  107. A character [thus /] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also pause, and corona. mso.anu.edu.au
  108. a fortress, the name given to David's lurking-places ( 1 Samuel 22:4 1 Samuel 22:5 ; 24:22 ). biblestudytools.com
  109. v. 1. To possess in virtue of a lawful title; as In the expression, common ingrants, "to have and to hold," or in that applied to notes, "the owner and holder."Thompson v. Samlford. 13 Ga. 241; Bank of Michigan v. Xiles, 1 Doug. (Mich.) 407. 41Am. Dec. 575; Stansbury v. Ilubner, 73 Md. 22S, 20 Atl. 904, 11 L. R. A. 204, 25 Am.St. Rep. 584.2. To be the grantee or tenant of another; to take or have an estate from another.Properly, to have an estate on condition of paying rent, or performing service.3. To adjudge or decide, spoken of a court, particularly to declare the conclusion oflaw reached by the court as to the legal effect of the facts disclosed.4. To maintain or sustain; to be under the necessity or duty of sustaining or proving; as when it is said that a party "holds the atlirmative" or negative of an issue in a cause.5. To bind or obligate; to restrain or constrain ; to keep in custody or under an obligation;as in the phrases "hold to bail." "hold for court," "held and firmly bound," etc.6. To administer; to conduct or preside at; to convoke, open, and direct the operationsof; as to hold a court, hold pleas, etc. Smith v. People, 47 N. Y. 334.7. To prosecute; to direct and bring about officially; to conduct according to law; asto hold an election.8. To possess; to occupy; to be in possession and administration of; as to holdoffice. thelawdictionary.org
  110. h[=o]ld, v.t. to keep possession of or authority over: to sustain: to defend: to maintain, support: to occupy: to derive title to: to bind: to confine: to restrain: to stop, as in 'to cry hold:' to continue: to persist in: to contain: to celebrate: to esteem: (Shak.) to endure: (arch.) to bet.--v.i. to remain fixed: to be true or unfailing: to continue unbroken or unsubdued: to adhere: to derive right:--pr.p. h[=o]ld'ing; pa.t. held; pa.p. held (obs. h[=o]ld'en).--n. act or manner of holding: seizure: power of seizing: something for support: a place of confinement: custody: a fortified place: (mus.) a mark over a rest or note, indicating that it is to be prolonged.--ns. HOLD'-ALL, a general receptacle, esp. a big carpet-bag; HOLD'-BACK, a check: a strap joining the breeching to the shaft of a vehicle; HOLD'-BEAM, one of the beams crossing a ship's hold and strengthening the framework.--HOLD'EN (B.), old pa.p. of hold.--ns. HOLD'ER; HOLD'-FAST, that which holds fast: a long nail: a catch; HOLD'ING, anything held: a farm held of a superior: hold: influence: (Scots law) tenure.--HOLD FORTH, to put forward: show: to speak in public, to declaim; HOLD HARD! stop! HOLD IN, to restrain, check: to restrain one's self; HOLD OF (Pr. Bk.), to regard; HOLD OFF, to keep at a distance; HOLD ON, to persist in something: to continue: to cling; HOLD ONE IN HAND, to amuse in order to gain some advantage; HOLD ONE'S OWN, to maintain one's position; HOLD ONE'S PEACE, HOLD ONE'S TONGUE, to keep silence; HOLD OUT, to endure, last; HOLD OVER, to postpone, to keep possession of land or a house beyond the term of agreement; HOLD THE MARKET (see MARKET); HOLD TOGETHER, to remain united: to cohere; HOLD UP, to raise: to continue to go at the same rate; HOLD WATER, to be sound and firm, to endure trial; HOLD WITH, to take sides with. [A.S. healdan; Old High Ger. haltan, Goth. haldan.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  111. h[=o]ld, n. the interior cavity of a ship between the floor and the lower deck, used for the cargo. [Dut. hol, a cavity or hole, with excrescent d.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  112. (held; archaic p.p. also holden in formal reports of meetings &c.). Keep fast, grasp; keep (oneself, one\'s head, &c.) in particular attitude; (of vessel) contain; possess; (Mil.) keep possession of (place); occupy (place, person\'s thoughts, &c.); engross (person, his attention); keep (person &c.) in specified place, condition, &c., as h. him at bay, in suspense; make (person) adhere to (terms, promise); observe, celebrate, conduct, (festival, meeting, conversation); use (insolent &c. language); h. to (bind by) bail; restrain, as h. your noise, tongue; think, believe, (thing, that, person &c. to be); (of judge or court) lay down, decide (that); entertain specified feeling towards, as h. him in esteem, contempt; (intr.) remain unbroken, not give way; h. by, to, adhere to (choice, purpose, &c.); h. with, approve of; (of laws &c., also h. good, true) be valid, apply; keep going, esp. h. on one\'s way; (archaic) h.!, stop, wait; h. one\'s hand, forbear; h. one\'s head high, behave proudly; h. up one\'s head, maintain one\'s dignity or cheerfulness; h. one\'s own, not give way, stand one\'s ground; h. water, (fig.) be sound, bear examination; h. back, (trans.) restrain, (intr.) hesitate, refrain, from; h. forth, speak publicly (usu. contempt.); h. hard, stop (imperative); h. in, confine, keep in check; h. off, (intr.) delay; h. on, keep one\'s grasp on something, (colloq. imper.) stop; h. out, (trans.) stretch forth, offer (inducement &c), (intr.) endure, persist; h. over, postpone; h. together t. & i., (cause to) cohere; h. up, support, sustain, (lit. & fig.), exhibit, display, (esp. to derision &c.), (United States) stop& rob on highway, (of horse) keep up, not fall; h.-all, portable case for clothes &c.; h.-back, hindrance; holdfast, firm grasp, staple or clamp securing object to wall &c. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  113. Grasp (lit. & fig.), esp. take, get, keep h. of; opportunity of holding, thing to hold by; (fig.) h. (on), influence (over). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  114. Cavity in ship below deck, where cargo is stowed. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  115. (also) arrest the progress of, obstruct, (business, traffic, &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  116. (Naut.) The interior of a vessel, between the floor and lower deck, in a war-ship. That portion of a vessel, below the deck, constructed for carrying cargo, in a merchant-ship. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  117. n. Act of holding; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe;—authority or ground to take or keep; claim;—binding power and influence;—something which may be seized for support;—a prison; confinement; custody;—a fortified place; a fort; a castle; the interior cavity of a vessel in which the cargo, &c., is stowed;—a character placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged. Cabinet Dictionary
  118. Forbear, stop, be still. Complete Dictionary
  119. The act of seizing, gripe, grasp, seizure; something to be held, support; catch, power of seizing or keeping; prison, place of custody; power, influence; custody; Hold of a ship, all that part which lies between the keelson and the lower deck; a lurking place; a fortified place, a fort. Complete Dictionary

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