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hold
Part of Speech: intransitive noun
Results: 25
1. In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence:
6. To restrain one's self; to refrain.
Part of Speech: noun
3. Binding power and influence.
4. Something that may be grasped; means of support.
5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.
7. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; - often called a stronghold.
9. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
3. To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.
5. To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
6. 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.
7. To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
8. To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.
9. To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high.
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