Hold in a sentence

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Definition of Hold

  • The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed.
  • To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.
  • To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.
  • To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.
  • To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
  • To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
  • To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service.
  • To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for.
  • To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
  • To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.
  • To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high.
  • In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence:
  • Not to move; to halt; to stop; -- mostly in the imperative.
  • Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.
  • Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.
  • Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave; -- often with with to, or for.
  • To restrain one's self; to refrain.
  • To derive right or title; -- generally with of.
  • The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay.
  • The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
  • Binding power and influence.
  • Something that may be grasped; means of support.
  • A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.
  • A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold.
  • A character [thus �] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also pause, and corona.
  • the act of grasping
  • the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
  • the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  • a cell in a jail or prison
  • a stronghold
  • power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  • understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  • a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  • time during which some action is awaited
  • keep from exhaling or expelling
  • remain committed to
  • assert or affirm
  • keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  • hold the attention of
  • be in accord; be in agreement
  • declare to be
  • bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  • protect against a challenge or attack
  • aim, point, or direct
  • drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  • have or hold in one's hands or grip
  • be the physical support of; carry the weight of
  • to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement
  • cover as for protection against noise or smell
  • support or hold in a certain manner
  • organize or be responsible for
  • maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  • cause to stop
  • have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  • secure and keep for possible future use or application
  • have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
  • take and maintain control over, often by violent means
  • keep from departing
  • arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • stop dealing with
  • be valid, applicable, or true
  • be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  • cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'
  • remain in a certain state, position, or condition
  • contain or hold; have within
  • be capable of holding or containing
  • resist or confront with resistance
  • have room for; hold without crowding
  • have as a major characteristic

How to use hold in a sentence. Hold pronunciation.

The banks hold Foorgat's fortune against us, Effendina.
Day by day the Muslim has loosed his hold on Cairo, and Alexandria, and the cities of Egypt.
The Governor was always comfortable about it; he said Mrs. O'Flannigan would hold him for the Brigade's board anyhow, and he intended to get what entertainment he could out of the boys; he said, with his old-time pleasant twinkle, that he meant to survey them into Utah and then telegraph Brigham to hang them for trespass!
Three months later he was sleeping out of doors regularly, eating all he could hold, three times a day, and chasing game over mountains three thousand feet high for recreation.
It was necessary to fence our property or we could not hold it.
Next day we came back to build a house-for a house was also necessary, in order to hold the property.
It never recurred to us, for one thing; and besides, it was built to hold the ground, and that was enough.
And everybody knew, also, that the first year's money was still in Washington, and that the getting hold of it would be a tedious and difficult process.
Within the hour, we found that it would not only be better, but was absolutely necessary, that we four, taking turns, two at a time, should put our hands against the end of the wagon and push it through the sand, leaving the feeble horses little to do but keep out of the way and hold up the tongue.
Hold, Sir, says she, you talk as if we were already both agreed; but you shall find there will be two Words to the making of that Bargain.
Phoebicius was, in his fashion, very much in earnest with all these things; for they alone saved him in some measure from himself, from dark memories, and from the fear of meeting the reward of his evil deeds in a future life, while Sirona found her best comfort in the remembrance of her early life, and so gathered courage to endure the miserable present cheerfully, and to hold fast to hope for better times.
Her hands lost their hold of the shutters, her feet touched the pavement of the yard, and, driven by her bitter anguish of soul, she fled out by the way she had come-out into the open and up to the mountain.
The law put the anchorite absolutely into the power of the outraged husband, but Phoebicius did not seem disposed to avail himself of his rights, and nothing but contempt and loathing were perceptible in his tone, as he said: "A man who takes hold of a mangy dog in order to punish him, only dirties his hand.
The better a genus is fitted for variability in the conformation of its individuals, the higher is the rank it is entitled to hold in the graduated series of creatures capable of development; and it is precisely that wonderful many-sidedness of his inner life, and of its outward manifestation, which assigns to man his superiority over all other animated beings.
His whole soul was full of compassion for the young, fair, and unhappy creature, and, while he took hold of her chin, which had sunk on her bosom, lifted her white face, and moistened her forehead and lips with water, he softly prayed for her salvation.
When Sirona's lips began to move and to recover their rosy color, he stroked Iambe's smooth sharp head, and said, as he held a leaf that he had curled up to hold some water to Sirona's lips, "Look, little fellow, how she begins to enjoy it!
Emmeline, angered by this unwarrantable treatment, determined to hold aloof, and let the girl do as she would.
She stood in a humble attitude, and Emmeline, though pierced with vexation, had no choice but to hold out a welcoming hand.
When Saturday came the state of things at "Runnymede" had undergone no change whatever; Emmeline still waited for a moment of courage, and Mumford, though he did not relish the prospect, began to think it more than probable that Miss Derrick would hold her ground until her actual marriage with Mr. Bowling.
And here, let me hold that thing over you.

Examples of Hold

Example #1
Then he instructed the banks.
Example #2
That was while it was yet early morning.
Example #3
Street upon street knows him no more.
Example #4
And now thou hast come, the most dangerous of them all!
Example #5
The surveyors brought back more tarantulas with them, and so we had quite a menagerie arranged along the shelves of the room.
Example #6
This brought back the dusty toilers, who sent in a report and ceased from their labors.