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Holt

[hohlt]
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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 harold holt

holt1

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

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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