Scrabble?! HOLD


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Definitions of HOLD in various dictionaries:

    • noun - the act of grasping
    • noun - understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    • noun - power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
    • noun - time during which some action is awaited
    • noun - a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
    • noun - a stronghold
    • noun - a cell in a jail or prison
    • noun - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    • noun - the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
    • verb - keep in a certain state, position, or activity
    • verb - have or hold in one's hands or grip
    • verb - organize or be responsible for
    • verb - have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    • verb - keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
    • verb - maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    • verb - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
    • verb - secure and keep for possible future use or application
    • verb - have rightfully
    • verb - be the physical support of
    • verb - contain or hold
    • verb - have room for
    • verb - remain in a certain state, position, or condition
    • verb - support or hold in a certain manner
    • verb - be valid, applicable, or true
    • verb - assert or affirm
    • verb - have as a major characteristic
    • verb - be capable of holding or containing
    • verb - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
    • verb - protect against a challenge or attack
    • verb - bind by an obligation
    • verb - hold the attention of
    • verb - remain committed to
    • verb - resist or confront with resistance
    • verb - be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    • verb - stop dealing with
    • verb - lessen the intensity of
    • verb - keep from departing
    • verb - take and maintain control over, often by violent means
    • verb - cause to stop
    • verb - cover as for protection against noise or smell
    • verb - drink alcohol without showing ill effects
    • verb - aim, point, or direct
    • verb - declare to be
    • verb - be in accord
    • verb - keep from exhaling or expelling
    • To have and keep in one’s grasp: held the reins tightly.
    • To aim or direct; point: held a hose on the fire.
    • To keep from falling or moving; support: a nail too small to hold the mirror; hold the horse steady; papers that were held together with tape and glue.
    • To sustain the pressure of: The bridge can’t hold that much weight.
    • To keep from departing or getting away: Hold the bus! Hold the dog until I find the leash.
    • To keep in custody: held the suspect for questioning.
    • To retain the attention or interest of: The storyteller held the crowd spellbound.
    • To avoid letting out or expelling: The swimmer couldn’t hold her breath any longer.
    • To be filled by; contain.
    • To be capable of holding.
    • To have as a chief characteristic or quality: The film holds a number of surprises.
    • To have in store: Let’s see what the future holds.
    • To have and maintain in one’s possession: holds a great deal of property.
    • To have as a responsible position or a privilege: held the governorship for six years.
    • To have in recognition of achievement or superiority: holds the record for the one-mile race; holds the respect of her peers.
    • To maintain control over: The dam held the floodwaters.
    • To maintain occupation of by force or coercion: Students held the administrative building for a week.
    • To withstand the efforts or advance of (an opposing team, for example).
    • To maintain in a given condition, situation, or action: held himself as a gentleman at all times.
    • To impose control or restraint on; curb: She held her temper.
    • To reserve or keep back from use: Please hold two tickets for us.
    • To defer the immediate handling of: asked the receptionist to hold all calls during the meeting.
    • To be the legal possessor of.
    • To bind by a contract.
    • To adjudge or decree: The court held that the defendant was at fault.
    • To make accountable; obligate: You certainly did hold me to my promise.
    • To keep in the mind or convey as a judgment, conviction, or point of view: hold a grudge; hold it a point of honor not to reveal one’s sources; holds that this economic program is the only answer to high prices.
    • To assert or affirm, especially formally: This doctrine holds that people are inherently good.
    • To regard in a certain way: I hold you in high esteem.
    • To cause to take place; carry on: held the race in Florida; hold a yard sale.
    • To assemble for and conduct the activity of; convene: held a meeting of the board.
    • To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position: Can the baby hold herself up yet? Hold up your leg.
    • To cover (the ears or the nose, for example) especially for protection: held my nose against the stench.
    • To maintain a grasp or grip on something.
    • To stay securely fastened: The chain held.
    • To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition: hopes the weather will hold.
    • To withstand stress, pressure, or opposition: The defense held.
    • To continue in the same direction: The ship held to a southwesterly course.
    • To be valid, applicable, or true: The theory holds.
    • To have legal right or title.
    • To halt an intended action.
    • To stop the countdown during a missile or spacecraft launch.
    • To have in one’s possession illicit or illegally obtained material or goods, especially narcotics: The suspect was holding.
    • The act or a means of grasping.
    • A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido: a neck hold; an arm hold.
    • Something that may be grasped or gripped, as for support.
    • A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated: a writer with a strong hold on the reading public.
    • Complete control: has a firm hold on the complex issues.
    • Full understanding: has a good hold on physics.
    • Music.
    • The sustaining of a note longer than its indicated time value.
    • The symbol designating this pause; a fermata.
    • A direction or an indication that something is to be reserved or deferred.
    • A temporary halt, as in a countdown.
    • A prison cell.
    • The state of being in confinement; custody.
    • A fortified place; a stronghold.
    • To retain in one’s possession or control: held back valuable information; held back my tears.
    • To impede the progress of.
    • To restrain oneself.
    • To limit: Please hold the noise down.
    • To have (a job): holds down two jobs.
    • To keep at a distance; resist: held the creditors off.
    • To stop or delay doing something: Let’s hold off until we have more data.
    • To maintain one’s grip; cling.
    • To continue to do something; persist.
    • To wait for something wanted or requested, especially to keep a telephone connection open.
    • To present or proffer as something attainable.
    • To continue to be in supply or service; last: Our food is holding out nicely.
    • To continue to resist: The defending garrison held out for a month.
    • To refuse to reach or satisfy an agreement.
    • To postpone or delay.
    • To keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time.
    • To continue a term of office past the usual length of time.
    • To prolong the engagement of: The film was held over for weeks.
    • To postpone or delay.
    • To keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time.
    • To obstruct or delay.
    • To rob while armed, often at gunpoint.
    • To offer or present as an example: held the essay up as a model for the students.
    • To continue to function without losing force or effectiveness; cope: managed to hold up under the daily stress.
    • To communicate with, as by telephone: tried to get hold of you but the line was busy.
    • To gain control of.
    • To be left with empty hands.
    • To be forced to assume total responsibility when it ought to have been shared.
    • To assume responsibility, especially in another’s absence.
    • To stop doing what one is engaged in doing.
    • Into a state of temporary interruption without total disconnection during a telephone call: had to put me on hold for five minutes.
    • Into a state of delay or indeterminate suspension: had to put the romance on hold.
    • adj - to maintain possession of [v HELD, HOLDEN, HOLDING, HOLDS] : HOLDABLE


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