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holt

1

[ hohlt ]

noun

, Archaic.
  1. a wood or grove.
  2. a wooded hill.


Holt

2

[ hohlt ]

noun

  1. Harold Edward, 1908–67, Australian political leader: prime minister 1966–67.
  2. a town in central Michigan.

Holt

1

/ həʊlt /

noun

  1. HoltHarold Edward19081967MAustralianPOLITICS: statesmanPOLITICS: prime minister Harold Edward. 1908–67, Australian statesman; prime minister (1966–67); believed drowned


holt

2

/ həʊlt /

noun

  1. the burrowed lair of an animal, esp an otter

holt

3

/ həʊlt /

noun

  1. archaic.
    a wood or wooded hill

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Word History and Origins

Origin of holt1

before 900; Middle English holte, Old English holt; cognate with Dutch hout, Old Norse holt, German Holz wood; akin to Greek kládos twig ( clado- ), Old Irish caill wood

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Word History and Origins

Origin of holt1

C16: a phonetic variant of hold ²

Origin of holt2

Old English holt; related to Old Norse holt, Old High German holz, Old Slavonic kladũ log, Greek klados twig

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Example Sentences

Holt’s brainchild was one of the first known celebrations of Christmas in July, a concept that has taken on a special meaning for some families in summer 2021.

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They parked down the road, with Holt as the getaway driver while Spitler and Kaestel went inside.

What makes that possible is that Holt focuses on the civil rights movement itself rather than the personalities involved.

Holt, a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, takes us through the life-endangering marches, sit-ins and voter registration drives undertaken for the sake of freedom.

Same goes for Zimmerman, Doolittle, Cabrera, Suzuki and Holt.

Adrian Hill, owner of the Picturecraft Gallery in Holt where Williamson lived at the time, organized the show.

But while UConn is treating Holt as a whistleblower, it appears her sorority sisters are treating her as a traitor.

It was one of the hazing challenges allegedly put to Holt by her fellow sorority members.

The author then proceeded to blame Holt for submitting to her sorority sisters.

At the heart of the blame game between KKG and Holt is a dispute over responsibility.

He just got a good holt–a shore enough diamond hitch–on that thirst-parlour dawg, and chawed.

"When God takes holt of human affairs he mostly uses human bein's to do the rough work," said Scattergood.

Clifton Holt went with them to the city of Montreal, where they stayed a few days, as all American tourists do.

Jacob Holt would not stay to breakfast, though Davie and his mother had asked him to stay.

Clifton Holt did not say much to any one, except his sister Elizabeth, of all that was to be undertaken soon in Gershom.

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