English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of grasping
  • understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  • power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  • time during which some action is awaited
  • a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  • a stronghold
  • a cell in a jail or prison
  • the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  • the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo


  • keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,
  • have or hold in one's hands or grip
  • organize or be responsible for
  • have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  • keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  • maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  • to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
  • secure and keep for possible future use or application
  • have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
  • be the physical support of; carry the weight of
  • contain or hold; have within
  • have room for; hold without crowding
  • remain in a certain state, position, or condition
  • support or hold in a certain manner
  • be valid, applicable, or true
  • assert or affirm
  • have as a major characteristic
  • be capable of holding or containing
  • arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • protect against a challenge or attack
  • bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  • hold the attention of
  • remain committed to
  • resist or confront with resistance
  • be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  • stop dealing with
  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • keep from departing
  • take and maintain control over, often by violent means
  • cause to stop
  • cover as for protection against noise or smell
  • drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  • aim, point, or direct
  • declare to be
  • be in accord; be in agreement
  • keep from exhaling or expelling


accommodate   adjudge   admit   agree   apply   appreciation   arrest   bear   bind   book   carry   check American English spelling   clasp   clench   clutch   clutches   concord   concur   confine   contain   control   curb   custody   declare   deem   defend   defy   delay   detainment   detention   entertain   give   grasp   grip   guard   halt   handgrip   handle   harbor American English spelling   harbour British English spelling   have   keep   maintain   make   moderate   nurse   obligate   oblige   obtain   postponement   prevail   reserve   restrain   retain   support   sustain   take   throw   wait   withstand  

Scrabble score for hold

Scrabble score = 8

generated at 00:37:51 on 13-03-20

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