a low, flat tract of land beside a river or stream.
a small island, especially one in a river or lake.
Other definitions for holm (2 of 3)
Other definitions for Holm (3 of 3)
Han·ya [hahn-ye], /ˌhɑn yɛ/, 1895?–1992, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and teacher; born in Germany.
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How to use holm in a sentence
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.
Shortly after leaving Stanleyville, Richard holm and a Cuban pilot went down in a fiery plane crash.
“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 to whippes lasshe; 'the holm used for making handles for whip-lashes.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Holmgang so called in Norway because the two combatants retired alone to a holm or uninhabited islet to fight.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
There was no foam around the Gild-holm-'Ur; no wave beat against its granite sides.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
At the same moment the wide waters round the Gild-holm-'Ur and the vast gathering twilight closed upon them.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
Such was holm-Peel, as records inform us, till towards the end of the seventeenth century.Peveril of the Peak | Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for holm (1 of 2)
an island in a river, lake, or estuary
low flat land near a river
British Dictionary definitions for holm (2 of 2)
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