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Hold

Definition of hold:

part of speech: participle

Holding.

part of speech: verb

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: past participle

Held, holden.

part of speech: verb

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

part of speech: verb

To keep; sustain; restrain; grasp; celebrate; consider.

part of speech: verb

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

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

part of speech: verb

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: noun

Seizure; grasp; support; prison; fortress; custody; interior of a ship.

part of speech: noun

Holder.

Held.

part of speech: verb

To stop; forbear.

part of speech: verb

To remain fixed; derive right.

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.

Usage examples for hold:

  • Hold 'em, hold 'em, Brimfield! "Left Tackle Thayer", Ralph Henry Barbour.
  • Once I get hold of it... "The Crystal Stopper", Maurice LeBlanc.
  • It would only do me good, and I could hold out all the same." "Hunger", Knut Hamsun.
  • He will hold to it. "The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX", Various.

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Reverse

The direct contrary or opposite; the back of a coin or medal; opposite to obverse; a change for the worse; misfortune; as business reverses; defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse. ...

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