English dictionary definition of:

hold


Noun

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

Verb

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

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Thesaurus

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 10:40:09 on 19-09-19

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