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holt

[hohlt]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a wood or grove.
  2. a wooded hill.

Origin of holt

before 900; Middle English holte, Old English holt; cognate with Dutch hout, Old Norse holt, German Holz wood; akin to Greek kládos twig (see clado-), Old Irish caill wood

Holt

[hohlt]
noun
  1. Harold Edward,1908–67, Australian political leader: prime minister 1966–67.
  2. a town in central Michigan.
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British Dictionary definitions for holt

holt1

noun
  1. archaic, or poetic a wood or wooded hill

Word Origin

Old English holt; related to Old Norse holt, Old High German holz, Old Slavonic kladũ log, Greek klados twig

holt2

noun
  1. the burrowed lair of an animal, esp an otter

Word Origin

C16: a phonetic variant of hold ²

Holt

noun
  1. Harold Edward. 1908–67, Australian statesman; prime minister (1966–67); believed drowned
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Word Origin and History for holt

n.

Old English holt "woods," common in place names, from Proto-Germanic *hultam- (cf. Old Frisian, Old Norse, Middle Dutch holt, Dutch hout, German Holz "wood"), from PIE *kldo- (cf. Old Church Slavonic klada "beam, timber," Greek klados "twig," Old Irish caill "wood"), from root *kel- "to strike, cut."

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