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Idioms about hold

Origin of hold

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English holden, halden Old English healdan, haldan; cognate with Old Frisian, Old Norse halda, Old Saxon, Gothic haldan, Old High German haltan, German halten

synonym study for hold

8. See have. 9. See contain. 11. See maintain.

OTHER WORDS FROM hold

hold·a·ble, adjective

Other definitions for hold (2 of 2)

hold2
[ hohld ]
/ hoʊld /

noun
Nautical.
  1. the entire cargo space in the hull of a vessel.
  2. the cargo space in the hull of a vessel between the lowermost deck and the bottom.
  3. any individual compartment of such cargo spaces, closed by bulkheads and having its own hatchway.
Aviation. the cargo compartment of an aircraft.

Origin of hold

2
First recorded in 1450–1500; late Middle English; variant of hole; cognate with Dutch hol “hole, hold”
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How to use hold in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hold (1 of 2)

hold1
/ (həʊld) /

verb holds, holding or held (hɛld)
noun
See also hold back, hold down, hold forth, hold in, hold off, hold on, hold out, hold over, hold together, hold-up, hold with

Derived forms of hold

holdable, adjective

Word Origin for hold

Old English healdan; related to Old Norse halla, Gothic haldan, German halten

British Dictionary definitions for hold (2 of 2)

hold2
/ (həʊld) /

noun
the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

Word Origin for hold

C16: variant of hole
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hold

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