- a low, flat tract of land beside a river or stream.
- a small island, especially one in a river or lake.
Origin of holm1
Origin of holm2
- Han·ya [hahn-ye] /ˌhɑn yɛ/, 1895?–1992, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and teacher; born in Germany.
Related Words for holmmud, marshland, quagmire, morass, bog, glade, fen, mire, moor, marsh, slough, swampland, quag, swale, polder, wetland, muskeg, everglade, holm
Examples from the Web for holm
Contemporary Examples of holm
One month after the operation, Holm arrived in a ghostly Stanleyville posing as a State Department representative.
“Nobody sent us over there to be sure it was a nice guy,” Holm says.
“Congo was clearly just a pawn in the global chessboard of West vs. East,” Holm says.
“It is, I think, almost as bad today as the day I crashed,” Holm says of the Congo.
Holm is claiming responsibility, saying he did it as an "experiment with the flaw" in Twitter.The Race to Save Twitter
September 21, 2010
Historical Examples of holm
The holm oak, ilex, is so called from its holly-like leaves.The Romance of Names
And it was in July that Holm Oaks, as a gathering-place of the elect, was at its best.The Island Pharisees
He rode away with fifteen men; Bersi also rode to the holm with as many.
Taking an Icelander, by the name of Holm, as his guide, he entered Lapland.Louis Philippe
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Have you never considered what a chance for building there's in that holm of yours?The House with the Green Shutters
George Douglas Brown
- an island in a river, lake, or estuary
- low flat land near a river
Word Origin for holm
Word Origin for holm
Word Origin and History for holm
late Old English, from Old Norse holmr "small island, especially in a bay or river," also "meadow by a shore," or cognate Old Danish hulm "low lying land," from Proto-Germanic *hul-maz, from PIE root *kel- "to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill" (see hill). Obsolete, but preserved in place names. Cognate Old English holm (only attested in poetic language) meant "sea, ocean, wave."