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hold

EN[həʊld] [hɔʊld] [hoʊld] [-əʊld]
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WHold
  • Hold may refer to:
  • Hold (aviation), a place for an aircraft to loop around near its destination
  • Baggage hold, cargo space on an airplane
  • Climbing hold, on climbing walls
  • Hold (banking/commerce), a now common practice by bankers and retailers (esp. gas stations)
  • Hold (baseball), a statistic that may be awarded to a relief pitcher
  • The cards that are kept in a hand of poker, not those discarded and replaced
  • Handhold (dance)
  • Grappling hold, a specific grip applied to an opponent in wrestling or martial arts
  • Legal hold, a legal ruling or official declaration

    Definition of hold in English Dictionary

  • NounPLholdsPREhol-SUF-old
    1. A grasp or grip.
      1. Old Applegate, in the stern, just set and looked at me, and Lord James, amidship, waved both arms and kept hollering for help. I took a couple of everlasting big strokes and managed to grab hold of the skiff's rail, close to the stern.
    2. Something reserved or kept.
      1. We have a hold here for you.
    3. Power over someone or something.
      1. The Judge accepts the payment, the law no longer has a hold on you, and therefore you are free to walk out of the court a free man or woman.
    4. The ability to persist.
      1. Despite their seemingly strong hold on life, as indicated by the persistence of movement in decapitation tests, rattlers are relatively frail creatures and are easily killed.
    5. The property of maintaining the shape of styled hair.
      1. (wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
        1. He got him in a tight hold and pinned him to the mat.
      2. (gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble, the house or bookmaker's hold.
        1. The House Hold on the game is 10,000, this is the amount of decision or risk the house wishes to assume.
      3. (gambling) The wager amount, the total hold.
        1. As of Monday night the total Melbourne Cup hold was $848,015
      4. (tennis) An instance of holding one's service game, as opposed to being broken.
        1. The part of an object one is intended to grasp, or anything one can use for grasping with hands or feet.
          1. A fruit machine feature allowing one or more of the reels to remain fixed while the others spin.
            1. (video games, dated) A pause facility.
              1. The queueing system on telephones and similar communication systems which maintains a connection when all lines are busy.
                1. (nautical, aviation) The cargo area of a ship or aircraft, (often cargo hold).
                  1. Put that in the hold.
              2. VerbSGholdsPRholdingPTheldPPheldPPholden
                1. VT To grasp or grip.
                  1. Hold the pencil like this. ‎
                2. VT To contain or store.
                  1. This package holds six bottles. ‎
                3. (heading) To maintain or keep to a position or state.
                  1. Hold my coat for me.  The general ordered the colonel to hold his position at all costs. ‎
                  2. Hold a table for us at 7:00. ‎
                  3. Hold the elevator. ‎
                  4. Hold the suspect in this cell. ‎
                  5. to hold true;  The proposition holds. ‎
                  6. to hold firm;  to hold opinions ‎
                  7. We cannot hold mortality's strong hand.
                  8. He holds himself proudly erect.  Hold your head high. ‎
                  9. And damned be him that first cries, "Hold, enough!"
                  10. Our force by land hath nobly held.
                  11. to hold one's bladder;  to hold one's breath ‎
                4. (heading) To maintain or keep to particular opinions, promises, actions.
                  1. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
                  2. He was held responsible for the actions of those under his command.  I'll hold him to that promise. ‎
                  3. Hold not thy peace, and be not still.
                  4. Stand fast and hold the traditions which ye have been taught.
                  5. His dauntless heart would fain have held / From weeping, but his eyes rebelled.
                5. (tennis, transitive) VI To win one's own service game.
                  1. To organise an event or meeting (usually in passive voice).
                    1. Elections will be held on the first Sunday of next month. ‎
                  2. (archaic) To derive right or title.
                  3. AdjectiveCOMmore holdSUPmost hold
                    1. OBS Gracious; friendly; faithful; true.
                    2. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • I'll give you advice on writing an article, but I won't hold your hand through the entire process.
                        • The husband held title to the land in right of his wife (see also jure uxoris).
                        • The visitorship in this nunnery is traditionally held by a Jesuit
                      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                        • Hold off the decision one more day so I can answer your question.
                        • Holding hands and forming a human daisy chain of peace, love and understanding is about as high on the list of priorities of today's fest-goer as remembering to pack a cummerbund.
                        • Hold on, I need to steal a phone from the office. I'll be back real quick. ‎
                      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • The protesters kept vigil outside the conference centre in which the party congress was being held.
                        • Frozen at the age he was when vampiredom was thrust upon him (in the great influenza epidemic of 1918), Edward is now eternally a younger man, while Jake’s 16 and holding.
                        • The child's constant wrigglings made her difficult to hold.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Adjectives
                        • Nouns
                          • Countable nouns
                          • Verbs
                            • Intransitive verbs
                              • Transitive verbs
                                • Verbs by inflection type
                                  • Irregular verbs
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                              2. en holding
                              3. en holder
                              4. en holds
                              5. en holde
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                              Grammatically, this word "hold" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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