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Hold — synonyms, hold antonyms, definition

1. hold (Noun) archaic

58 synonyms
anchor appreciation base brace captivity cargo area cargo deck cargo hold cell charge clamp clasp clench clutch clutches control custody deep detainment detention • • •
9 definitions

hold (Noun) — The act of grasping. ex. "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

hold (Noun) — Understanding of the nature, meaning, quality or magnitude of something. ex. "he has a good hold of accounting practices"

hold (Noun) — Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated. ex. "he has a hold over them"

hold (Noun) — Time during which some action is awaited. ex. "he ordered a hold in the action"

hold (Noun) — A state of being confined (usually for a short time). ex. "the prisoner is on hold"

hold (Noun) — A cell in a jail or prison.

hold (Noun) — The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.

hold (Noun) — The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo.

hold (Noun) — A stronghold.

22 types of
appendage apprehension break cell confinement control discernment enclosure fastness grasping intermission interruption jail cell pause prehension prison cell savvy seizing stronghold suspension • • •
27 types
ax handle axe handle broom handle broomstick choke hold chokehold crop embrace embracement embracing extension gunstock haft helve hilt hoe handle knob mop handle moratorium panhandle • • •
2 parts
shank stem
44 parts of
aspergill aspersorium baggage baseball bat bat briefcase brush carpet beater carrycot cart cheese cutter coffee cup coffeepot cricket bat cutlery eating utensil edge tool faucet frying pan frypan • • •

2. hold (Verb) archaic

236 synonyms
abide accept accommodate account acknowledge adhere adjudge admit affirm agree allege answer anticipate apply appreciate apprehend appropriate argue arrest assert • • •
1 antonym
let go of
36 definitions

hold (Verb) — Cause to remain in a certain state, position, or activity. ex. "hold in place" ex. "She always held herself as a lady"

hold (Verb) — Have or keep in one's hands or grip. ex. "Hold this bowl for a moment, please" ex. "A crazy idea took hold of him"

hold (Verb) — Organize or be responsible for. ex. "hold a reception"

hold (Verb) — Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense. ex. "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

hold (Verb) — Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view. ex. "hold these truths to be self-evident" ex. "I hold him personally responsible"

hold (Verb) — Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings). ex. "hold a resentment"

hold (Verb) — Limit to within certain bounds; physically prevent from moving. ex. "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" ex. "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" ex. "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention centre" ex. "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

hold (Verb) — Secure and keep for possible future use or application. ex. "The landlord held the security deposit"

hold (Verb) — Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices. ex. "He held the governorship for almost a decade"

hold (Verb) — Be the physical support of; carry the weight of. ex. "The beam holds up the roof" ex. "What's holding that mirror?"

hold (Verb) — Have within. ex. "The canteen holds fresh water"

hold (Verb) — Have room for. ex. "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

hold (Verb) — Remain in a certain state, position, or condition. ex. "The weather held" ex. "They held on the road and kept marching"

hold (Verb) — Support or hold in a certain manner. ex. "She holds her head high"

hold (Verb) — Be valid, applicable, or true. ex. "This theory still holds"

hold (Verb) — Assert or affirm. ex. "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"

hold (Verb) — Have as a major characteristic. ex. "The novel holds many surprises" ex. "The book holds in store much valuable advise"

hold (Verb) — Be capable of holding or containing. ex. "The flask holds one gallon"

hold (Verb) — Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance. ex. "please hold a table at Maxim's"

hold (Verb) — Protect against a challenge or attack. ex. "Hold that position behind the trees!" ex. "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"

hold (Verb) — Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted. ex. "He's held by a contract" ex. "I'll hold you by your promise"

hold (Verb) — Hold the attention of. ex. "The soprano held the audience" ex. "This story held our interest" ex. "She can hold an audience spellbound"

hold (Verb) — Remain committed to. ex. "I hold to these ideas"

hold (Verb) — Resist or confront with resistance. ex. "The bridge held" ex. "The politician held up public opinion"

hold (Verb) — Be pertinent, relevant or applicable. ex. "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"

hold (Verb) — Stop dealing with. ex. "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

hold (Verb) — Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits. ex. "hold your tongue" ex. "hold in your anger"

hold (Verb) — Keep from departing. ex. "Hold the taxi" ex. "Hold the horse"

hold (Verb) — Take and maintain control over, often by violent means. ex. "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"

hold (Verb) — Cause to stop. ex. "hold the engines"

hold (Verb) — Cover as for protection against noise or smell. ex. "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate" ex. "hold one's nose"

hold (Verb) — Drink alcohol without showing ill effects. ex. "He can hold his liquor"

hold (Verb) — Aim, point, or direct. ex. "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"

hold (Verb) — Judge or state to be. ex. "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

hold (Verb) — Be in accord; be in agreement. ex. "I hold with those who say life is sacred"

hold (Verb) — Keep from exhaling or expelling. ex. "hold your breath"

90 types of
affirm aim assert aver avow be bear on becharm beguile believe bespeak bewitch booze call for captivate capture catch charm come to command • • •
146 types
abnegate acknowledge acquit admit arrange article balance bastardise bastardize bate bear bear on beatify behave bind block bound brace bracket brave • • •
6 see also
handheld held hold back hold out hold over hold up