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Definition of Hold

Hold v. t. means: To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.

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Hold v. t. means: To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.

Meaning of Hold

Hold (v. t.) means: To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.

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Anchor (n.): Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place.

Bite (v.): The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.

Bite (v. t.): To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.

Clinch (v. t.): To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly.

Hold (v. t.): To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.

Stay (v. i.): To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.

Contain (v. t.): To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.

Truss (n.): To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon.

Repute (v. t.): To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon.

Possess (v. t.): To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to hold.

Contain (v. t.): To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.

Occupy (v. t.): To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.

Anchor-hold (n.): Hence: Firm hold: security.

Halt (v. i.): To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.

Take (v. t.): In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.

Surprise (n.): To hold possession of; to hold.

Grapnel (n.): A small anchor, with four or five flukes or claws, used to hold boats or small vessels; hence, any instrument designed to grapple or hold; a grappling iron; a grab; -- written also grapline, and crapnel.

Hold (v. t.): 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.

Incontinency (n.): Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; want of continence; failure to restrain the passions or appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness.

Pause (n.): A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.

Carry (v. i.): To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.

Anchor-hold (n.): The hold or grip of an anchor, or that to which it holds.

Held (): imp. & p. p. of Hold.

Armful (n.): As much as the arm can hold.

Held (imp. & p. p.): of Hold

Yholde (): p. p. of Hold.

Cupful (n.): As much as a cup will hold.

Holding (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Hold

Holden (): of Hold

Hold (n. i.): To restrain one's self; to refrain.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Hold

Meaning of Orlop

Orlop means: (normally not called the orlop deck, just orlop) is the lowest deck on a ship usually covering the hold. Quite often the magazines (ammunition rooms) would be found under the orlop, typically aft on war ships. Remember to get to the hold, you have to pass under the orlop. The hold resides between the orlop and the bilge.

Meaning of hold somthin

hold somthin means: Asking to barrow money.  "Let me hold somethin, you know I will pay you back." 

Meaning of Hold Fast

Hold Fast means: A dog or brace to hold objects rigidly in place.

Meaning of hold on

hold on means: Wait a minute. Let me hold 5 bucks; you know I will pay you back.

Meaning of hold

hold means: Borrow. Let me hold 5 bucks; you know I will pay you back.

Meaning of hold me down

hold me down means: A term used to describe watching someone's back, defending or representing them,or having their back.  "Aye, when those chumps come through looking for me, you gonna hold me down, right?" 

Meaning of HOLD

HOLD means: Hold is American slang for without.

Meaning of hold on

hold on means: Wait a minute. Don't go now; hold on a second.

Meaning of Hold your horses!

Hold your horses! means: Wait a minute. Hold your horses! We have plenty of time.

Meaning of garder une dent contre

garder une dent contre means: have a grudge against somebody; hold a grudge against somebody (lit.: hold the tooth against)

Meaning of HOLD YOUR NOISE

HOLD YOUR NOISE means: Hold your noise is British slang for be quiet. Shutup.

Meaning of hold up

hold up means: (pronounced hole up) A phrase used to get someone to wait, as if to say  "Wait, hold on a second." 

Meaning of suspenders

suspenders means: n garters. The things used by women to hold up their stockings. They are not used by men to hold up their trousers (Brits call those devices “braces”) or their socks (they call those things, umm, “garters”).

Meaning of HOLD ON THE SLACK

HOLD ON THE SLACK means: Hold on the slack was old slang for skulk, be lazy.

Meaning of Avast

Avast means: Stop, cease or desist from whatever is being done. From the Dutch hou' vast ("hold fast"), from houd ("hold") + vast ("fast").

Meaning of hold your corner

hold your corner means: Maintain fighting stance. Do not surrender. When in a fight e.g. "Chaaa man, hold your corner, before I bruk you upside the head" Meaning, if you're gonna fight then fight, don't be a pussy and back down.

Meaning of Hold Your Horses

Hold Your Horses means: Stay calm. "Hold your horses, we're on our way."

Meaning of Couldn't hold a candle to

Couldn't hold a candle to means: Not even close.  "She couldn't hold a candle to that beauty across the room."

Meaning of Saluting the Quarterdeck

Saluting the Quarterdeck means: A tradition maintained on all naval vessels is that any sailors entering or departing the quarterdeck are to salute. Some hold this is derived from the very early seagoing custom of the respect paid to the pagan altar on board ship, and later to the crucifix and shrine. Others hold that the custom comes from the early days of the British Navy when all officers who were present on the quarterdeck returned the salute of an individual by removing the their headdress. Today the salute is seen as respecting the authority of the ship and the colours that are flown on the quarterdeck.

Meaning of h/p

h/p means: Hold Please

Meaning of Anchor

Anchor means: Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to hold a dam fast; a contrivance to hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to hold the core of a mold in place.

Meaning of Bite

Bite means: The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.

Meaning of Bite

Bite means: To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.

Meaning of Clinch

Clinch means: To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly.

Meaning of Hold

Hold means: To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.

Meaning of Stay

Stay means: To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.

Meaning of Contain

Contain means: To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.

Meaning of Truss

Truss means: To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon.

Meaning of Repute

Repute means: To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon.

Meaning of Possess

Possess means: To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to hold.

Meaning of Contain

Contain means: To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.

Meaning of Occupy

Occupy means: To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.

Meaning of Anchor-hold

Anchor-hold means: Hence: Firm hold: security.

Meaning of Halt

Halt means: To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.

Meaning of Take

Take means: In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Diagnostic

Diagnostic means: Pertaining to, or furnishing, a diagnosis; indicating the nature of a disease.

Meaning of Houndfish

Houndfish means: Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish (G. canis), of Europe and America; -- called also houndshark, and dogfish.

Meaning of Insurgent

Insurgent means: Rising in opposition to civil or political authority, or against an established government; insubordinate; rebellious.

Meaning of Retreatful

Retreatful means: Furnishing or serving as a retreat.

Meaning of Ywis

Ywis means: Certainly; most likely; truly; probably. Z () Z, the twenty-sixth and last letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. It is taken from the Latin letter Z, which came from the Greek alphabet, this having it from a Semitic source. The ultimate origin is probably Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to s, y, and j; as in glass, glaze; E. yoke, Gr. /, L. yugum; E. zealous, jealous. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 273, 274.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of SQUARE OFF

SQUARE OFF means: Square off is Australian slang for placate, apologise.

Meaning of triphop

triphop means: Noun. Variety of dance music that draws its influences from 'hip-hop' and 'house', but being deeper and a little more orientated towards listening.

Meaning of dave

dave means: A dave is a cup filled to the brim with liquid, making it impossible to drink without spilling some. Ex: He pulled a Dave when he made the coffee today, and I burned my freakin' hand!

Meaning of F

F means: Female. This abbreviation is used in the classified ads.

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