verb (used with object), be·held, be·hold·ing.
Origin of behold
Synonyms for behold
Related Words for be-heldrealized, recognized, noticed, attended, checked, detected, stare, notice, consider, read, study, watch, see, peer, glance, view, observe, attend, register, perceive
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verb -holds, -holding or -held (often used in the imperative to draw attention to something) archaic, or literary
Word Origin for behold
past tense and past participle of behold.
Old English bihaldan (West Saxon behealdan) "give regard to, hold in view," also "to keep hold of, to belong to," from be- + haldan, healdan (see hold). Related: Beheld; beholding. A common West Germanic compound, cf. Old Saxon bihaldan "hold, keep," Old Frisian bihalda, Old High German bihaltan, German behalten, but "[t]he application to watching, looking, is confined to English" [OED].