- holding as a noun:
- 2 hold as a noun:
- 9 as a verb:
The act of retaining something.
Something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone.
Dutch: bezit, bezitting, eigendom
Polish: dobytek, przynależność, stan posiadania, majątek, własność, majętność, mienie
Moby thesaurus: absolute interest, absorbing, adverse possession, alodium, arresting, attractive, bearing, benefit, blessed with, block, board lot, bolstering, bottling up, bracing, burdened, burgage, buttressing, carrying, claim, clinging ... show more.
The act of grasping:
— She kept a firm hold on the railing.
Dutch: klemmen, omklemmen
Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something.
Dutch: achting, appreciatie, waardering
Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated.
Time during which some action is awaited:
— He ordered a hold in the action.
Dutch: oponthoud, uitstel, vertraging
Polish: opóźnienie, poślizg, spóźnienie, zwłoka
A state of being confined (usually for a short time):
— The prisoner is on hold.
Dutch: aanhouding, arrest, bewaring, hechtenis
Polish: forteca, twierdza
A cell in a jail or prison.
The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.
Dutch: handel, kruk, oor
The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo.
Dutch: hol, laadruim, ruim, scheepsruim
Polish: ładowisko, ładownia
Cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean':
— Hold in place.
Dutch: aanhouden, bijhouden, houden
Have or hold in one's hands or grip:
— Hold this bowl for a moment, please.
— A crazy idea took hold of him.
synonym: take hold.
Dutch: beethebben, beethouden, houden, vasthouden
Organize or be responsible for:
— Hold a reception.
Dutch: houden, voeren
Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense:
— She holds a Master's degree from Harvard.
Dutch: hebben, voeren
Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view:
— Hold these truths to be self-evident.
— I hold him personally responsible.
Dutch: achten, vinden, beschouwen, aanzien, verslijten
Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).
To close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement:
— This holds the local until the express passengers change trains.
Secure and keep for possible future use or application.
Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.
Be the physical support of; carry the weight of:
— The beam holds up the roof.
— What's holding that mirror?.
Contain or hold; have within:
— The canteen holds fresh water.
Dutch: bevatten, inhouden
Have room for; hold without crowding:
— The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people.
Remain in a certain state, position, or condition.
Assert or affirm.
Have as a major characteristic.
Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance:
— Please hold a table at Maxim's.
Polish: zamawianie, bukowanie
Protect against a challenge or attack:
— Hold that position behind the trees!.
— Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks.
Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted:
— I'll hold you by your promise.
Dutch: een plezier doen, verplichten
Hold the attention of.
Remain committed to.
Be pertinent or relevant or applicable:
— This theory holds for all irrational numbers.
Dutch: gelden, kloppen, opgaan, strekken, uitkomen, uitstrekken, valideren, vigeren
Stop dealing with.
Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits:
— Hold your tongue.
— Hold your temper.
Dutch: afremmen, matigen, modereren, remmen
Keep from departing.
Take and maintain control over, often by violent means.
Cause to stop.
Cover as for protection against noise or smell.
Drink alcohol without showing ill effects:
— He can hold his liquor.
Aim, point, or direct.
Be in accord; be in agreement:
— I hold with those who say life is sacred.
Dutch: concorderen, goedkeuren, toestemmen, het eens zijn, aansluiten, accorderen, bijvallen, instemmen, onderschrijven, ondersteunen ... show more
Keep from exhaling or expelling.
Moby thesaurus: abandon, abduction, abide, abort, absorb, absorb the attention, abstain, accent, accent mark, accommodate, account, account as, accumulate, acropolis, adhere, adhere to, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, advance ... show more.
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