Hold Meaning

There are 45 meaning(s) for word Hold

Hold Meaning 1 : be capable of holding or containing

    Example : The flask holds one gallon

    Synonyms : contain,  take
Hold Meaning 2 : be pertinent or relevant or applicable

    Example : This theory holds for all irrational numbers

    Synonyms : apply,  go for
Hold Meaning 3 : have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

    Example : She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

    Synonyms : have,  have got
Hold Meaning 4 : be the physical support of; carry the weight of

    Example : The beam holds up the roof,What's holding that mirror?

    Synonyms : hold up,  support,  sustain
Hold Meaning 5 : resist or confront with resistance

    Synonyms : defy,  hold up,  withstand
Hold Meaning 6 : a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

    Example : the prisoner is on hold

    Synonyms : custody,  detainment,  detention
Hold Meaning 7 : lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

    Example : hold your tongue,hold your temper

    Synonyms : check,  contain,  control,  curb,  hold in,  moderate
Hold Meaning 8 : drink alcohol without showing ill effects

    Example : He can hold his liquor

    Synonyms : carry
Hold Meaning 9 : cause to stop

    Synonyms : arrest,  halt
Hold Meaning 10 : have room for; hold without crowding

    Example : The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people

    Synonyms : accommodate,  admit
Hold Meaning 11 : time during which some action is awaited

    Example : he ordered a hold in the action

    Synonyms : delay,  postponement,  time lag,  wait
Hold Meaning 12 : have or hold in one's hands or grip

    Example : A crazy idea took hold of him

    Synonyms : take hold
Hold Meaning 13 : organize or be responsible for

    Example : hold a reception

    Synonyms : give,  have,  make,  throw
Hold Meaning 14 : the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

    Synonyms : grip,  handgrip,  handle
Hold Meaning 15 : be valid, applicable, or true

    Example : This theory still holds

    Synonyms : obtain,  prevail
Hold Meaning 16 : protect against a challenge or attack

    Synonyms : defend,  guard
Hold Meaning 17 : maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

    Synonyms : entertain,  harbor,  harbour,  nurse
Hold Meaning 18 : to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

    Example : This holds the local until the express passengers change trains

    Synonyms : confine,  constrain,  restrain
Hold Meaning 19 : keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view

    Example : hold these truths to be self-evident,I hold him personally responsible

    Synonyms : deem,  take for,  view as
Hold Meaning 20 : the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

    Synonyms : cargo area,  cargo deck,  cargo hold,  storage area
Hold Meaning 21 : have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices

    Synonyms : bear
Hold Meaning 22 : contain or hold; have within

    Example : The canteen holds fresh water

    Synonyms : bear,  carry,  contain
Hold Meaning 23 : bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

    Example : I'll hold you by your promise

    Synonyms : bind,  obligate,  oblige
Hold Meaning 24 : a cell in a jail or prison

    Synonyms : keep
Hold Meaning 25 : be in accord; be in agreement

    Example : I hold with those who say life is sacred

    Synonyms : agree,  concord,  concur
Hold Meaning 26 : the act of grasping

    Example : she kept a firm hold on the railing

    Synonyms : clasp,  clench,  clutch,  clutches,  grasp,  grip
Hold Meaning 27 : secure and keep for possible future use or application

    Synonyms : hold back,  keep back,  retain
Hold Meaning 28 : cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'

    Example : hold in place

    Synonyms : keep,  maintain
Hold Meaning 29 : support or hold in a certain manner

    Example : She holds her head high

    Synonyms : bear,  carry
Hold Meaning 30 : declare to be

    Synonyms : adjudge,  declare
Hold Meaning 31 : understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

    Synonyms : appreciation,  grasp
Hold Meaning 32 : arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

    Example : please hold a table at Maxim's

    Synonyms : book,  reserve
Hold Meaning 33 : aim, point, or direct

Hold Meaning 34 : assert or affirm

    Example : Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good

Hold Meaning 35 : a stronghold

Hold Meaning 36 : cover as for protection against noise or smell

    Example : hold one's nose

Hold Meaning 37 : have as a major characteristic

    Example : The novel holds many surprises,The book holds in store much valuable advise

Hold Meaning 38 : hold the attention of

    Example : She can hold an audience spellbound

Hold Meaning 39 : keep from departing

Hold Meaning 40 : keep from exhaling or expelling

    Example : hold your breath

Hold Meaning 41 : power by which something or someone is affected or dominated

    Example : he has a hold over them

Hold Meaning 42 : remain committed to

    Example : I hold to these ideas

Hold Meaning 43 : remain in a certain state, position, or condition

Hold Meaning 44 : stop dealing with

    Example : hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting

Hold Meaning 45 : take and maintain control over, often by violent means

Hold Antonyms

  • let go of

How to Pronounce Hold

  • hoʊld