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Overview of noun hold

The noun hold has 9 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

(the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing")

2. (2) appreciation, grasp, hold

(understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices")

3. (2) hold

(power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; "he has a hold over them")

4. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait

(time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action")

5. detention, detainment, hold, custody

(a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police")

6. hold

(a stronghold)

7. hold, keep

(a cell in a jail or prison)

8. handle, grip, handgrip, hold

(the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip")

9. cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, hold, storage area

(the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo)


Overview of adj held

The adj held has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) held

(occupied or in the control of; often used in combination; "enemy-held territory")

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