Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: hold
IPA transcription: [h'oʊld]
Pronunciations of hold
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
    Meaning: the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
  • Synonyms: appreciation, grasp, hold
    Meaning: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
  • Synonyms: hold
    Meaning: power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; "he has a hold over them"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: keep, maintain, hold
    Meaning: keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
  • Synonyms: hold, take_hold
    Meaning: have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
  • Synonyms: hold, throw, have, make, give
    Meaning: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
  • Synonyms: have, have_got, hold
    Meaning: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
  • Synonyms: deem, hold, view_as, take_for
    Meaning: keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
  • Synonyms: harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse
    Meaning: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
  • Synonyms: restrain, confine, hold
    Meaning: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
  • Synonyms: retain, hold, keep_back, hold_back
    Meaning: secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
  • Synonyms: bear, hold
    Meaning: have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
  • Synonyms: hold, support, sustain, hold_up
    Meaning: be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
  • Synonyms: hold, bear, carry, contain
    Meaning: contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
  • Synonyms: accommodate, hold, admit
    Meaning: have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
  • Synonyms: hold
    Meaning: remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
  • Synonyms: hold, carry, bear
    Meaning: support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
  • Synonyms: prevail, hold, obtain
    Meaning: be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
  • Synonyms: hold
    Meaning: assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
  • Synonyms: hold
    Meaning: have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
  • Synonyms: contain, take, hold
    Meaning: be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
  • Synonyms: reserve, hold, book
    Meaning: arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
  • Synonyms: defend, guard, hold
    Meaning: protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
  • Synonyms: oblige, bind, hold, obligate
    Meaning: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
  • Synonyms: hold
    Meaning: hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
  • Synonyms: hold
    Meaning: remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas"
Usage examples
  • "Hold on!"
  • Hold on a minute!"
  • That I hold to now.
  • I hold to the principle
  • What hold has he on you?"
  • The keeper relaxed his hold.
  • "You must hold your ground."
  • Hold it in front of her nose."
  • But William could hold no more.
  • "Maintain firm hold upon Virtue.
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