holt

[ hohlt ]
/ hoʊlt /

noun Archaic.

a wood or grove.
a wooded hill.

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Origin of holt

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

Definition for holt (2 of 2)

Holt
[ hohlt ]
/ hoʊlt /

noun

Harold Edward,1908–67, Australian political leader: prime minister 1966–67.
a town in central Michigan.
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British Dictionary definitions for holt (1 of 3)

holt1
/ (həʊlt) /

noun

archaic, or poetic a wood or wooded hill

Word Origin for holt

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

British Dictionary definitions for holt (2 of 3)

holt2
/ (həʊlt) /

noun

the burrowed lair of an animal, esp an otter

Word Origin for holt

C16: a phonetic variant of hold ²

British Dictionary definitions for holt (3 of 3)

Holt
/ (həʊlt) /

noun

Harold Edward. 1908–67, Australian statesman; prime minister (1966–67); believed drowned
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