[ bih-held ]
/ bɪˈhɛld /
simple past tense and past participle of behold.
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Related formsun·be·held, adjective
Definition for be-held (2 of 2)
[ bih-hohld ]
/ bɪˈhoʊld /
verb (used with object), be·held, be·hold·ing.
to observe; look at; see.
look; see: And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear.
Related formsbe·hold·a·ble, adjectivebe·hold·er, nounun·be·hold·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for be-held (1 of 2)
/ (bɪˈhɛld) /
the past tense and past participle of behold
British Dictionary definitions for be-held (2 of 2)
/ (bɪˈhəʊld) /
verb -holds, -holding or -held (often used in the imperative to draw attention to something) archaic, or literary
to look (at); observe
Derived Formsbeholder, noun
Word Origin for behold
Old English bihealdan; related to Old High German bihaltan, Dutch behouden; see be-, hold
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