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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hold  \Hold\,  v.  t. 
 
  {To  hold  up}.  To  stop  in  order  to  rob,  often  with  the  demand 
  to  hold  up  the  hands.  [Colloq.]  Hole  \Hole\,  n.  (Games) 
  a  A  small  cavity  used  in  some  games,  usually  one  into  which 
  a  marble  or  ball  is  to  be  played  or  driven;  hence  a 
  score  made  by  playing  a  marble  or  ball  into  such  a  hole, 
  as  in  golf. 
  b  (Fives)  At  Eton  College,  England,  that  part  of  the  floor 
  of  the  court  between  the  step  and  the  pepperbox 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hold  \Hold\,  n.  [D.  hol  hole,  hollow.  See  {Hole}.]  (Naut.) 
  The  whole  interior  portion  of  a  vessel  below  the  lower  deck, 
  in  which  the  cargo  is  stowed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  cattle);  of  unknown  origin.  Gf 
  {Avast},  {Halt},  {Hod}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  The  loops  held  one  curtain  to  another.  --Ex.  xxxvi 
  12. 
 
  Thy  right  hand  shall  hold  me  --Ps.  cxxxix 
  10. 
 
  They  all  hold  swords,  being  expert  in  war.  --Cant. 
  iii.  8. 
 
  In  vain  he  seeks,  that  having  can  not  hold 
  --Spenser. 
 
  France,  thou  mayst  hold  a  serpent  by  the  tongue,  .  . 
  .  A  fasting  tiger  safer  by  the  tooth,  Than  keep  in 
  peace  that  hand  which  thou  dost  hold  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  retain  in  one's  keeping;  to  maintain  possession  of  or 
  authority  over  not  to  give  up  or  relinquish;  to  keep  to 
  defend. 
 
  We  mean  to  hold  what  anciently  we  claim  Of  deity  or 
  empire.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  have  to  possess;  to  be  in  possession  of  to  occupy;  to 
  derive  title  to  as  to  hold  office. 
 
  This  noble  merchant  held  a  noble  house.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Of  him  to  hold  his  seigniory  for  a  yearly  tribute. 
  --Knolles. 
 
  And  now  the  strand,  and  now  the  plain,  they  held. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  impose  restraint  upon  to  limit  in  motion  or  action  to 
  bind  legally  or  morally;  to  confine;  to  restrain. 
 
  We  can  not  hold  mortality's  strong  hand.  --Shak. 
 
  Death!  what  do'st?  O,hold  thy  blow.  --Grashaw. 
 
  He  hat  not  sufficient  judgment  and  self-command  to 
  hold  his  tongue.  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  To  maintain  in  being  or  action  to  carry  on  to  prosecute, 
  as  a  course  of  conduct  or  an  argument;  to  continue;  to 
  sustain. 
 
  Hold  not  thy  peace,  and  be  not  still  --Ps.  lxxxiii. 
  1. 
 
  Seedtime  and  harvest,  heat  and  hoary  frost,  Shall 
  hold  their  course.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  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. 
 
  I  would  hold  more  talk  with  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  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 
 
  Broken  cisterns  that  can  hold  no  water.  --Jer.  ii 
  13. 
 
  One  sees  more  devils  than  vast  hell  can  hold 
  --Shak. 
 
  8.  To  accept  as  an  opinion;  to  be  the  adherent  of  openly  or 
  privately;  to  persist  in  as  a  purpose;  to  maintain;  to 
  sustain. 
 
  Stand  fast  and  hold  the  traditions  which  ye  have 
  been  taught.  --2  Thes. 
  ii.15. 
 
  But  still  he  held  his  purpose  to  depart.  --Dryden. 
 
  9.  To  consider;  to  regard;  to  esteem;  to  account;  to  think; 
  to  judge. 
 
  I  hold  him  but  a  fool.  --Shak. 
 
  I  shall  never  hold  that  man  my  friend.  --Shak. 
 
  The  Lord  will  not  hold  him  guiltless  that  taketh  his 
  name  in  vain.  --Ex.  xx  7. 
 
  10.  To  bear,  carry,  or  manage;  as  he  holds  himself  erect;  he 
  holds  his  head  high. 
 
  Let  him  hold  his  fingers  thus  --Shak. 
 
  {To  hold  a  wager},  to  lay  or  hazard  a  wager.  --Swift. 
 
  {To  hold  forth},  to  offer;  to  exhibit;  to  propose;  to  put 
  forward.  ``The  propositions  which  books  hold  forth  and 
  pretend  to  teach.''  --Locke. 
 
  {To  held  in},  to  restrain;  to  curd. 
 
  {To  hold  in  hand},  to  toy  with  to  keep  in  expectation;  to 
  have  in  one's  power.  [Obs.] 
 
  O,  fie!  to  receive  favors,  return  falsehoods,  And 
  hold  a  lady  in  hand.  --Beaw.  &  Fl 
 
  {To  hold  in  play},  to  keep  under  control;  to  dally  with 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  {To  hold  off},  to  keep  at  a  distance. 
 
  {To  hold  on},  to  hold  in  being  continuance  or  position;  as 
  to  hold  a  rider  on 
 
  {To  hold  one's  day},  to  keep  one's  appointment.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  hold  one's  own}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hold  \Hold\,  n.  i. 
  In  general,  to  keep  one's  self  in  a  given  position  or 
  condition;  to  remain  fixed.  Hence: 
 
  1.  Not  to  more  to  halt;  to  stop;-mostly  in  the  imperative. 
 
  And  damned  be  him  that  first  cries,  ``Hold, 
  enough!''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Not  to  give  way  not  to  part  or  become  separated;  to 
  remain  unbroken  or  unsubdued. 
 
  Our  force  by  land  hath  nobly  held.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Not  to  fail  or  be  found  wanting;  to  continue;  to  last  to 
  endure  a  test  or  trial;  to  abide;  to  persist. 
 
  While  our  obedience  holds  --Milton. 
 
  The  rule  holds  in  land  as  all  other  commodities. 
  --Locke. 
 
  4.  Not  to  fall  away  desert,  or  prove  recreant;  to  remain 
  attached;  to  cleave;-often  with  with  to  or  for 
 
  He  will  hold  to  the  one  and  despise  the  other 
  --Matt.  vi  24 
 
  5.  To  restrain  one's  self  to  refrain. 
 
  His  dauntless  heart  would  fain  have  held  From 
  weeping,  but  his  eyes  rebelled.  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  To  derive  right  or  title;  --  generally  with  of 
 
  My  crown  is  absolute,  and  holds  of  none.  --Dryden. 
 
  His  imagination  holds  immediately  from  nature. 
  --Hazlitt. 
 
  {Hold  on!}  {Hold  up!}  wait;  stop;  forbear.  [Collog]  --  {To 
  hold  forth},  to  speak  in  public;  to  harangue;  to  preach. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {To  hold  in},  to  restrain  one's  self  as  he  wanted  to  laugh 
  and  could  hardly  hold  in 
 
  {To  hold  off},  to  keep  at  a  distance. 
 
  {To  hold  on},  to  keep  fast  hold  to  continue;  to  go  on  ``The 
  trade  held  on  for  many  years,''  --Swift. 
 
  {To  hold  out},  to  last  to  endure;  to  continue;  to  maintain 
  one's  self  not  to  yield  or  give  way 
 
  {To  hold  over},  to  remain  in  office,  possession,  etc.,  beyond 
  a  certain  date. 
 
  {To  hold  to  or  with},  to  take  sides  with  as  a  person  or 
  opinion. 
 
  {To  hold  together},  to  be  joined;  not  to  separate;  to  remain 
  in  union.  --Dryden.  --Locke. 
 
  {To  hold  up}. 
  a  To  support  one's  self  to  remain  unbent  or  unbroken; 
  as  to  hold  up  under  misfortunes. 
  b  To  cease  raining;  to  cease  to  stop;  as  it  holds  up 
  --Hudibras. 
  c  To  keep  up  not  to  fall  behind;  not  to  lose  ground. 
  --Collier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hold  \Hold\,  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;  gripe;  possession;  --  often  used  with  the  verbs 
  take  and  lay. 
 
  Ne  have  I  not  twelve  pence  within  mine  hold 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Thou  should'st  lay  hold  upon  him  --B.  Jonson 
 
  My  soul  took  hold  on  thee.  --Addison. 
 
  Take  fast  hold  of  instruction.  --Pror.  iv 
  13. 
 
  2.  The  authority  or  ground  to  take  or  keep  claim. 
 
  The  law  hath  yet  another  hold  on  you  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Binding  power  and  influence. 
 
  Fear  .  .  .  by  which  God  and  his  laws  take  the  surest 
  hold  of  --Tillotson. 
 
  4.  Something  that  may  be  grasped;  means  of  support. 
 
  If  a  man  be  upon  an  high  place  without  rails  or  good 
  hold  he  is  ready  to  fall.  --Bacon. 
 
  5.  A  place  of  confinement;  a  prison;  confinement;  custody; 
  guard. 
 
  They  .  .  .  put  them  in  hold  unto  the  next  day 
  --Acts.  iv  3. 
 
  King  Richard,  he  is  in  the  mighty  hold  Of 
  Bolingbroke.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  A  place  of  security;  a  fortified  place  a  fort;  a  castle; 
  --  often  called  a  {stronghold}.  --Chaucer. 
 
  New  comers  in  an  ancient  hold  --Tennyson. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corona  \Co*ro"na\  (k?-r?"n?),  n.;  pl  L.  {Coron[ae]}  (-n?),  E. 
  {Coronas}  (-n?z).  [L.  corona  crown.  See  {Crown}.] 
  1.  A  crown  or  garland  bestowed  among  the  Romans  as  a  reward 
  for  distinguished  services. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  The  projecting  part  of  a  Classic  cornice,  the 
  under  side  of  which  is  cut  with  a  recess  or  channel  so  as 
  to  form  a  drip.  See  Illust.  of  {Column}. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  The  upper  surface  of  some  part  as  of  a  tooth  or 
  the  skull;  a  crown. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  shelly  skeleton  of  a  sea  urchin. 
 
  5.  (Astrol.)  A  peculiar  luminous  appearance,  or  aureola, 
  which  surrounds  the  sun,  and  which  is  seen  only  when  the 
  sun  is  totally  eclipsed  by  the  moon. 
 
  6.  (Bot.) 
  a  An  inner  appendage  to  a  petal  or  a  corolla,  often 
  forming  a  special  cup,  as  in  the  daffodil  and  jonquil. 
  b  Any  crownlike  appendage  at  the  top  of  an  organ. 
 
  7.  (Meteorol.) 
  a  A  circle,  usually  colored,  seen  in  peculiar  states  of 
  the  atmosphere  around  and  close  to  a  luminous  body,  as 
  the  sun  or  moon. 
  b  A  peculiar  phase  of  the  {aurora  borealis},  formed  by 
  the  concentration  or  convergence  of  luminous  beams 
  around  the  point  in  the  heavens  indicated  by  the 
  direction  of  the  dipping  needle. 
 
  8.  A  crown  or  circlet  suspended  from  the  roof  or  vaulting  of 
  churches,  to  hold  tapers  lighted  on  solemn  occasions.  It 
  is  sometimes  formed  of  double  or  triple  circlets,  arranged 
  pyramidically.  Called  also  {corona  lucis}.  --Fairholt. 
 
  9.  (Mus.)  A  character  [[pause]]  called  the  {pause}  or  {hold}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hold 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {clasp},  {clench},  {clutch},  {clutches}, 
  {grasp},  {grip}] 
  2:  understanding  of  the  nature  or  meaning  or  quality  or 
  magnitude  of  something  "he  has  a  good  grasp  of  accounting 
  practices"  [syn:  {appreciation},  {grasp}] 
  3:  power  by  which  something  or  someone  is  affected  or 
  dominated:  "he  has  a  hold  over  them" 
  4:  time  during  which  some  action  is  awaited;  "instant  replay 
  caused  too  long  a  delay";  "he  ordered  a  hold  in  the 
  action"  [syn:  {delay},  {time  lag},  {postponement},  {wait}] 
  5:  a  state  of  confinement  (usually  for  a  short  time;  "the 
  prisoner  is  on  hold";  "he  is  in  the  custody  of  police") 
  [syn:  {detention},  {custody}] 
  6:  (archaic)  a  stronghold 
  7:  a  cell  in  a  jail  or  prison  [syn:  {keep}] 
  8:  the  part  of  an  object  designed  to  be  held  in  order  to  use  or 
  move  it  [syn:  {handle},  {grip},  {handgrip}] 
  9:  the  space  in  a  ship  or  aircraft  for  storing  cargo  [syn:  {cargo 
  area},  {cargo  deck},  {storage  area}] 
  v  1:  organize  or  be  responsible  for  "hold  a  reception,"  "have, 
  throw,  or  make  a  party",  "give  a  course",  etc  [syn:  {throw}, 
  {have},  {make},  {give}] 
  2:  keep  in  a  certain  state,  position,  or  activity;  e.g.,  "keep 
  clean";  "hold  in  place";  "She  always  held  herself  as  a 
  lady"  [syn:  {keep},  {maintain}] 
  3:  have  or  hold  in  one's  hands;  "Hold  this  bowl  for  a  moment, 
  please";  also  metaphorically:  "A  crazy  idea  took  hold  of 
  him"  [syn:  {take  hold}]  [ant:  {let  go  of}] 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {restrain},  {confine}] 
  5:  have  rightfully;  of  rights,  titles,  and  offices;  "She  bears 
  the  title  of  Duchess";  "He  held  the  governorship  for 
  almost  a  decade"  [syn:  {bear}] 
  6:  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" 
  [syn:  {have},  {have  got}] 
  7:  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" 
  [syn:  {control},  {hold  in},  {contain},  {check},  {curb},  {moderate}] 
  8:  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"  [syn:  {deem}, 
  {view  as},  {take  for}] 
  9:  contain  or  hold  have  within:  "The  jar  carries  wine";  "The 
  canteen  holds  fresh  water";  "This  can  contains  water" 
  [syn:  {bear},  {carry},  {contain}] 
  10:  remain  in  a  certain  state,  position,  or  condition;  "The 
  weather  held";  "They  held  on  the  road  and  kept  marching" 
  11:  maintain;  as  of  a  theory,  thoughts,  or  feelings;  "bear  a 
  grudge";  "hold  a  grudge"  [syn:  {harbor},  {harbour},  {entertain}, 
  {nurse}] 
  12:  hold  on  to  [syn:  {reserve},  {retain}] 
  13:  assert  or  affirm;  "Rousseau's  philosophy  holds  that  people 
  are  inherently  good" 
  14:  keep  in  one's  possession  [syn:  {retain},  {keep  back},  {hold 
  back}] 
  15:  remain  committed  to  "I  hold  to  these  ideas" 
  16:  be  the  support  of  "The  beam  holds  up  the  roof";  "He 
  supported  me  with  one  hand  while  I  balanced  on  the  beam"; 
  "What's  holding  that  mirror?";  also  metaphorically:  "Her 
  efforts  support  us  morally"  [syn:  {support},  {sustain},  {hold 
  up}] 
  17:  hold  the  attention  of  "The  soprano  held  the  audience"; 
  "This  story  held  our  interest";  "She  can  hold  an  audience 
  spellbound" 
  18:  support  or  hold  in  a  certain  manner;  "She  holds  her  head 
  high";  "He  carried  himself  upright"  [syn:  {carry},  {bear}] 
  19:  keep  from  exhaling  or  expelling;  "hold  your  breath" 
  20:  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"  [syn:  {accommodate}, 
  {admit}] 
  21:  be  capable  of  holding  or  containing;  "This  box  won't  take 
  all  the  items";  "The  flask  holds  one  gallon"  [syn:  {contain}, 
  {take}] 
  22:  be  valid,  applicable,  or  true;  "This  theory  still  holds" 
  [syn:  {prevail},  {obtain}] 
  23:  take  and  maintain  control  over  often  by  violent  means  "The 
  dissatisfied  students  held  the  President's  office  for 
  almost  a  week" 
  24:  protect  against  a  challenge  or  attack:  "Hold  that  position 
  behind  the  trees!"  "Hold  the  bridge  against  the  enemy's 
  attacks"  [syn:  {defend},  {guard}] 
  25:  declare  to  be  "She  was  declared  incompetent";  "  judge  held 
  that  the  defendant  was  innocent"  [syn:  {declare},  {adjudge}] 
  26:  bind  by  an  obligation;  cause  to  be  indebted;  "He's  held  by  a 
  contract'  "I'll  hold  you  by  your  promise"  [syn:  {oblige}, 
  {bind}] 
  27:  have  as  a  major  characteristic;  "The  novel  holds  many 
  surprises";  "The  book  holds  in  store  much  valuable 
  advise" 
  28:  cause  to  stop;  "Halt  the  engines";  "Arrest  the  progress"; 
  "halt  the  presses"  [syn:  {halt},  {arrest}] 
  29:  cover  as  for  protection  against  noise  or  smell;  "She  held 
  her  ears  when  the  jackhammer  started  to  operate";  "hold 
  one's  nose" 
  30:  drink  alcohol  without  showing  ill  effects;  "He  can  hold  his 
  liquor"  [syn:  {carry}] 
  31:  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"  [syn:  {apply},  {go  for}] 
  32:  arrange  for  and  reserve  in  advance;  "reserve  a  seat  on  a 
  flight";  "We  booked  tickets  to  the  show";  "please  hold  a 
  table  at  Maxim's"  [syn:  {reserve},  {book}] 
  33:  resist  or  confront  with  resistance;  "The  politician  defied 
  public  opinion";  "The  new  material  withstands  even  the 
  greatest  wear  and  tear";  "The  bridge  held"  [syn:  {defy}, 
  {withstand},  {hold  up}] 
  34:  keep  from  departing;  "Hold  the  taxi";  "Hold  the  horse" 
  35:  stop  dealing  with  "hold  all  calls  to  the  President's  office 
  while  he  is  in  a  meeting" 
  36:  aim  point,  or  direct:  "Hold  the  fire  extinguisher  directly 
  on  the  flames" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hold 
  a  fortress,  the  name  given  to  David's  lurking-places  (1  Sam. 
  22:4,  5;  24:22). 
 




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