hold

Part of speech: noun

Holder.

Part of speech: verb

To stop; forbear.

Part of speech: verb

To stick; adhere.

Part of speech: verb

To retain so as to prevent movement or escape; grasp; keep; restrict; restrain; withhold.

Part of speech: verb

To maintain; sustain; adhere to.

Part of speech: verb

To contain; have room for.

Part of speech: verb

To remain firm or unbroken.

Part of speech: verb

To continue; proceed.

Part of speech: verb

To have possession.

Part of speech: noun

The act of holding; a seizure; restraint; a place to grasp; refuge.

Part of speech: noun

The storage part of a ship.

Part of speech: noun

A sign over a note in music indicating that it should be prolonged.

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Usage examples "hold":

  1. Can you hold on for a time?" - "The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship", Margaret Burnham.
  2. The people of course hold their breath. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.
  3. " Barton can hold his own," was his reply. - "Doctor Luttrell's First Patient", Rosa Nouchette Carey.