Hold

/hoh'ld/

Sense: Noun


  1. Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated.

    1. He has a hold over them.
  2. A stronghold.

  3. A cell in a jail or prison.

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Sense: Verb


  1. Have or hold in one's hands or grip.

    1. Hold this bowl for a moment, please.
    2. A crazy idea took hold of him.
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  2. Organize or be responsible for.

    1. Hold a reception.
    2. Have, throw, or make a party.
    3. Give a course.
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  3. Have room for; hold without crowding.

    1. This hotel can accommodate 250 guests.
    2. The theater admits 300 people.
    3. The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people.
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  4. Be in accord; be in agreement.

    1. We agreed on the terms of the settlement.
    2. I can't agree with you!.
    3. I hold with those who say life is sacred.
    4. Both philosophers concord on this point.
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Pronunciation
Syllable Hyphenation
hold
IPA Transcription
/hoʊ'ɫd/
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