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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: Verb

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

Part of speech: Noun

The act of grasping or keeping; a grasp or clutch; an embrace; support; a fortified place; that part of a vessel where the cargo is stored.

Part of speech: Noun


Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle

Held, holden.

Part of speech: Participle


Usage examples "hold":
  • He was gettin' middlin' hard to hold." - "Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less", Jennette Lee.
  • It was hard to keep hold of any one. - "His Second Wife", Ernest Poole.