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hold (v)
Definition: be pertinent or relevant or applicable
Example: The same laws apply to you!. This theory holds for all irrational numbers. The same rules go for everyone.
Definition: be pertinent or relevant or applicable
Example: The same laws apply to you!. This theory holds for all irrational numbers. The same rules go for everyone.
Definition: be pertinent or relevant or applicable
Example: The same laws apply to you!. This theory holds for all irrational numbers. The same rules go for everyone.
hold (v)
Definition: cause to stop
Example: Halt the engines. Arrest the progress. halt the presses.
Definition: cause to stop
Example: Halt the engines. Arrest the progress. halt the presses.
Definition: cause to stop
Example: Halt the engines. Arrest the progress. halt the presses.
hold (v)
Definition: assert or affirm
Example: Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good.
hold (v)
Definition: assert or affirm
Example: Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good.
hold (v)
Definition: assert or affirm
Example: Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good.
hold (v)
Definition: declare to be
Example: She was declared incompetent. judge held that the defendant was innocent.
Definition: declare to be
Example: She was declared incompetent. judge held that the defendant was innocent.
Definition: declare to be
Example: She was declared incompetent. judge held that the defendant was innocent.
hold (n)
Definition: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
Example: he has a good grasp of accounting practices.
Definition: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
Example: he has a good grasp of accounting practices.
Definition: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
Example: he has a good grasp of accounting practices.
hold (n)
Definition: the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
Definition: the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
Definition: the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
hold (n)
Definition: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
Example: he grabbed the hammer by the handle. it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip.
Definition: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
Example: he grabbed the hammer by the handle. it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip.
Definition: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
Example: he grabbed the hammer by the handle. it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip.
hold (v)
Definition: remain committed to
Example: I hold to these ideas.
hold (v)
Definition: remain committed to
Example: I hold to these ideas.
hold (v)
Definition: remain committed to
Example: I hold to these ideas.
hold (v)
Definition: keep in a certain state, position, or activity
Example: e.g., "keep clean. hold in place. She always held herself as a lady. The students keep me on my toes.
Definition: keep in a certain state, position, or activity
Example: e.g., "keep clean. hold in place. She always held herself as a lady. The students keep me on my toes.
Definition: cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity
Example: hold in place. She always held herself as a lady. The students keep me on my toes.
hold (v)
Definition: arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
Example: reserve me a seat on a flight. The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family. please hold a table at Maxim's.
Definition: arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
Example: reserve me a seat on a flight. The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family. please hold a table at Maxim's.
Definition: arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
Example: reserve me a seat on a flight. The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family. please hold a table at Maxim's.
hold (v)
Definition: be capable of holding or containing
Example: This box won't take all the items. The flask holds one gallon.
Definition: be capable of holding or containing
Example: This box won't take all the items. The flask holds one gallon.
Definition: be capable of holding or containing
Example: This box won't take all the items. The flask holds one gallon.
hold (n)
Definition: time during which some action is awaited
Example: instant replay caused too long a delay. he ordered a hold in the action.
Definition: time during which some action is awaited
Example: instant replay caused too long a delay. he ordered a hold in the action.
Definition: time during which some action is awaited
Example: instant replay caused too long a delay. he ordered a hold in the action.
hold (v)
Definition: keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
Example: take for granted. view as important. hold these truths to be self-evident. I hold him personally responsible.
Definition: keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
Example: take for granted. view as important. hold these truths to be self-evident. I hold him personally responsible.
Definition: keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
Example: take for granted. view as important. hold these truths to be self-evident. I hold him personally responsible.
hold (v)
Definition: have room for
Example: This hotel can accommodate 250 guests. The theater admits 300 people. The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people.
Definition: have room for
Example: This hotel can accommodate 250 guests. The theater admits 300 people. The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people.
Definition: have room for
Example: This hotel can accommodate 250 guests. The theater admits 300 people. The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people.
hold (v)
Definition: remain in a certain state, position, or condition
Example: The weather held. They held on the road and kept marching.
hold (v)
Definition: remain in a certain state, position, or condition
Example: The weather held. They held on the road and kept marching.
hold (v)
Definition: remain in a certain state, position, or condition
Example: The weather held. They held on the road and kept marching.
hold (n)
Definition: a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
Example: his detention was politically motivated. the prisoner is on hold. he is in the custody of police.
Definition: a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
Example: his detention was politically motivated. the prisoner is on hold. he is in the custody of police.
Definition: a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
Example: his detention was politically motivated. the prisoner is on hold. he is in the custody of police.
hold (v)
Definition: bind by an obligation
Example: He's held by a contract. I'll hold you by your promise.
Definition: bind by an obligation
Example: He's held by a contract. I'll hold you by your promise.
Definition: bind by an obligation
Example: He's held by a contract. I'll hold you by your promise.
hold (v)
Definition: resist or confront with resistance
Example: The politician defied public opinion. The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear. The bridge held.
Definition: resist or confront with resistance
Example: The politician defied public opinion. The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear. The bridge held.
Definition: resist or confront with resistance
Example: The politician defied public opinion. The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear. The bridge held.
hold (v)
Definition: cover as for protection against noise or smell
Example: She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate. hold one's nose.
hold (v)
Definition: cover as for protection against noise or smell
Example: She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate. hold one's nose.
hold (v)
Definition: cover as for protection against noise or smell
Example: She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate. hold one's nose.
hold (v)
Definition: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
Example: bear a grudge. entertain interesting notions. harbor a resentment.
Definition: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
Example: bear a grudge. entertain interesting notions. harbor a resentment.
Definition: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
Example: bear a grudge. entertain interesting notions. harbor a resentment.
hold (n)
Definition: power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
Example: he has a hold over them.
hold (n)
Definition: power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
Example: he has a hold over them.
hold (n)
Definition: power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
Example: he has a hold over them.
hold (v)
Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip
Example: Hold this bowl for a moment, please. A crazy idea took hold of him.
Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip
Example: Hold this bowl for a moment, please. A crazy idea took hold of him.
Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip
Example: Hold this bowl for a moment, please. A crazy idea took hold of him.
hold (v)
Definition: keep from exhaling or expelling
Example: hold your breath.
hold (v)
Definition: keep from exhaling or expelling
Example: hold your breath.
hold (v)
Definition: keep from exhaling or expelling
Example: hold your breath.
hold (v)
Definition: hold the attention of
Example: The soprano held the audience. This story held our interest. She can hold an audience spellbound.
hold (v)
Definition: hold the attention of
Example: The soprano held the audience. This story held our interest. She can hold an audience spellbound.
hold (v)
Definition: hold the attention of
Example: The soprano held the audience. This story held our interest. She can hold an audience spellbound.
hold (n)
Definition: a cell in a jail or prison
Definition: a cell in a jail or prison
Definition: a cell in a jail or prison
hold (v)
Definition: aim, point, or direct
Example: Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames.
hold (v)
Definition: aim, point, or direct
Example: Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames.
hold (v)
Definition: aim, point, or direct
Example: Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames.
hold (v)
Definition: have as a major characteristic
Example: The novel holds many surprises. The book holds in store much valuable advise.
hold (v)
Definition: have as a major characteristic
Example: The novel holds many surprises. The book holds in store much valuable advise.
hold (v)
Definition: have as a major characteristic
Example: The novel holds many surprises. The book holds in store much valuable advise.
hold (v)
Definition: support or hold in a certain manner
Example: She holds her head high. He carried himself upright.
Definition: support or hold in a certain manner
Example: She holds her head high. He carried himself upright.
Definition: support or hold in a certain manner
Example: She holds her head high. He carried himself upright.
hold (v)
Definition: drink alcohol without showing ill effects
Example: He can hold his liquor. he had drunk more than he could carry.
Definition: drink alcohol without showing ill effects
Example: He can hold his liquor. he had drunk more than he could carry.
Definition: drink alcohol without showing ill effects
Example: He can hold his liquor. he had drunk more than he could carry.
hold (v)
Definition: be in accord
Example: We agreed on the terms of the settlement. I can't agree with you!. I hold with those who say life is sacred. Both philosophers concord on this point.
Definition: be in accord
Example: We agreed on the terms of the settlement. I can't agree with you!. I hold with those who say life is sacred. Both philosophers concord on this point.
Definition: be in accord
Example: We agreed on the terms of the settlement. I can't agree with you!. I hold with those who say life is sacred. Both philosophers concord on this point.
hold (v)
Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Example: She has $1,000 in the bank. He has got two beautiful daughters. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard.
Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Example: She has $1,000 in the bank. He has got two beautiful daughters. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard.
Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Example: She has $1,000 in the bank. He has got two beautiful daughters. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard.
hold (n)
Definition: the act of grasping
Example: he released his clasp on my arm. he has a strong grip for an old man. she kept a firm hold on the railing.
Definition: the act of grasping
Example: he released his clasp on my arm. he has a strong grip for an old man. she kept a firm hold on the railing.
Definition: the act of grasping
Example: he released his clasp on my arm. he has a strong grip for an old man. she kept a firm hold on the railing.
hold (v)
Definition: lessen the intensity of
Example: moderate your alcohol intake. hold your tongue. hold your temper. control your anger.
Definition: lessen the intensity of
Example: moderate your alcohol intake. hold your tongue. hold your temper. control your anger.
Definition: lessen the intensity of
Example: moderate your alcohol intake. hold your tongue. hold your temper. control your anger.
hold (v)
Definition: be valid, applicable, or true
Example: This theory still holds.
Definition: be valid, applicable, or true
Example: This theory still holds.
Definition: be valid, applicable, or true
Example: This theory still holds.
hold (v)
Definition: organize or be responsible for
Example: hold a reception. have, throw, or make a party. give a course.
Definition: organize or be responsible for
Example: hold a reception. have, throw, or make a party. give a course.
Definition: organize or be responsible for
Example: hold a reception. have, throw, or make a party. give a course.
hold (v)
Definition: take and maintain control over, often by violent means
Example: The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week.
hold (v)
Definition: take and maintain control over, often by violent means
Example: The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week.
hold (v)
Definition: take and maintain control over, often by violent means
Example: The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week.
hold (v)
Definition: protect against a challenge or attack
Example: Hold that position behind the trees!. Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks.
Definition: protect against a challenge or attack
Example: Hold that position behind the trees!. Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks.
Definition: protect against a challenge or attack
Example: Hold that position behind the trees!. Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks.
hold (n)
Definition: a stronghold
hold (n)
Definition: a stronghold
hold (n)
Definition: a stronghold
hold (v)
Definition: have rightfully
Example: She bears the title of Duchess. He held the governorship for almost a decade.
Definition: have rightfully
Example: She bears the title of Duchess. He held the governorship for almost a decade.
Definition: have rightfully
Example: She bears the title of Duchess. He held the governorship for almost a decade.
hold (v)
Definition: secure and keep for possible future use or application
Example: The landlord retained the security deposit. I reserve the right to disagree.
Definition: secure and keep for possible future use or application
Example: The landlord retained the security deposit. I reserve the right to disagree.
Definition: secure and keep for possible future use or application
Example: The landlord retained the security deposit. I reserve the right to disagree.
hold (v)
Definition: be the physical support of
Example: The beam holds up the roof. He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam. What's holding that mirror?.
Definition: be the physical support of
Example: The beam holds up the roof. He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam. What's holding that mirror?.
Definition: be the physical support of
Example: The beam holds up the roof. He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam. What's holding that mirror?.
hold (v)
Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
Example: 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.
Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
Example: 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.
Definition: to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement
Example: 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.
hold (v)
Definition: stop dealing with
Example: hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting.
hold (v)
Definition: stop dealing with
Example: hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting.
hold (v)
Definition: stop dealing with
Example: hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting.
hold (v)
Definition: keep from departing
Example: Hold the taxi. Hold the horse.
hold (v)
Definition: keep from departing
Example: Hold the taxi. Hold the horse.
hold (v)
Definition: keep from departing
Example: Hold the taxi. Hold the horse.
hold (v)
Definition: contain or hold
Example: The jar carries wine. The canteen holds fresh water. This can contains water.
Definition: contain or hold
Example: The jar carries wine. The canteen holds fresh water. This can contains water.
Definition: contain or hold
Example: The jar carries wine. The canteen holds fresh water. This can contains water.