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Definitions of hold:

part of speech: past participle

Held, holden.

part of speech: past tense


part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb intransitive

To remain fixed: to be true or unfailing: to continue unbroken or unsubdued: to adhere: to derive right:- pr. p. holding; pa. t. held; pa. p. held.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

The whole interior cavity of a ship; the space where the cargo is stored.

part of speech: verb transitive

To grasp and keep in the hand; clutch; retain; keep; possess; as, he hold office; connect; judge or consider; as, I hold him a model of culture; entertain; contain; celebrate; use; maintain, as an opinion; as, I hold that he is correct; to call and conduct, as a meeting.

part of speech: verb transitive

To keep possession of or authority over: to sustain: to defend: to occupy: to derive title to: to bind: to confine: to restrain: to continue: to persist in: to contain: to celebrate: to esteem.

part of speech: verb

To stop; to detain; to have or grasp in the hand; to keep; to keep steady or fast; to contain; to possess; to be true; not to fail; to stick; to adhere; to maintain, as an opinion.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To cling; adhere; stand good; as, this rule always holds good; continue; proceed; restrain oneself; refrain; maintain an opinion.

part of speech: noun

Act or manner of holding: seizure: power of seizing: something for support: a place of confinement: custody: a fortified place: ( mus.) a mark over a rest or note, indicating that it is to be prolonged.

part of speech: interjection

Be still! forbear! stop.

part of speech: noun

The interior cavity of a ship between the floor and the lower deck, used for the cargo.

part of speech: noun

A grasp, as with the hands; an embrace; power of keeping or seizing; influence; a fortified place; a prison.

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