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How to Pronounce hold?

Correct pronunciation for the word "hold" is [hˈə͡ʊld], [hˈə‍ʊld], [h_ˈəʊ_l_d].

Definition of hold

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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What is the present tense of Hold?

  • The personal forms of the verb "hold" in the present tense are:

  • - I hold

  • - You hold

  • - He/She/It holds

  • - We hold

  • - You hold

  • - They hold
  • What is the past tense of Hold?

  • The personal forms of the verb "hold" in the past tense are:

  • 1st person singular: I held

  • 2nd person singular: you held

  • 3rd person singular: he/she/it held

  • 1st person plural: we held

  • 2nd person plural: you held

  • 3rd person plural: they held
  • What is the adverb for hold?

    The adverb form of "hold" is "firmly".

    What is the adjective for hold?

    The adjective form of the word "hold" is "holding".

    Usage over time for hold:

    This graph shows how "hold" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of hold?

    The plural of the "hold" can be the "holds".

    What is the singular form of hold?

    The singular of the "hold" can be the "hold".

    Synonyms for Hold:


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