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1. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean".

Synonyms

  • hold over
  • maintain
  • bear on
  • uphold
  • continue
  • carry on
  • pressurise
  • housekeep
  • keep
  • conserve
  • preserve
  • distance

Antonyms

  • survive
  • outgo
  • stand
  • shrink

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Hold

  • uncontrolled
  • decontrolled
  • undersold
  • controlled
  • patrolled
  • oversold
  • fourfold
  • foretold
  • extolled
  • consoled
  • untold
  • unsold
  • unfold
  • twofold
  • strolled
  • resold
  • remold
  • outsold
  • enrolled
  • enfold
  • cajoled
  • scold
  • paroled
  • wold
  • vold
  • tolled
  • told
  • sold
  • rolled
  • roald

Example sentences of the word hold


1. Verb, base form
This will give you a handle to hold onto when you are bronzing the shoe.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They typically hold up to 10 place settings and are relatively easy to install.

Quotes containing the word hold


1. Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
- Josh Billings

2. When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.
- Marc Chagall

3. Write what you love. Love will hold you through the hard times and hold the world during the good times.
- Mark Z. Danielewski

2. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] organize or be responsible for.

Synonyms

  • have
  • make
  • give
  • direct

Antonyms

  • open
  • disintegrate
  • give
  • disconnect

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] have or hold in one's hands or grip.

Synonyms

  • interlace
  • clutch
  • clinch
  • hold tight
  • interlock
  • cradle
  • lock
  • hold on
  • hold close
  • take hold
  • grasp
  • trap

Antonyms

  • acquit
  • qualify
  • fail
  • pass

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view.

Synonyms

  • view as
  • deem
  • see
  • consider
  • take for
  • view
  • regard

Antonyms

  • uncertain
  • unoriented
  • untreated
  • unconstipated

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.

Synonyms

  • bear
  • maintain
  • have
  • monopolize
  • stock
  • wield
  • feature
  • hold on
  • carry
  • monopolise
  • exert
  • keep
  • stockpile
  • sustain

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show
  • bring to

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] secure and keep for possible future use or application.

Synonyms

  • hold on
  • hold down
  • retain
  • keep
  • keep back

Antonyms

  • ability
  • boycott
  • disapproval
  • negate

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.

Synonyms

  • fold
  • shackle
  • pound
  • restrain
  • impound
  • ground
  • disable
  • bind
  • incapacitate
  • truss
  • pen up
  • pound up
  • confine
  • tie up
  • disenable
  • tie down
  • fetter
  • pinion

Antonyms

  • disavow
  • bad person
  • devoice
  • voice

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).

Synonyms

  • experience
  • nurse
  • harbour
  • entertain
  • harbor

Antonyms

  • figure
  • unstrap
  • unlash
  • untie

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.

Synonyms

  • have got
  • bear

Antonyms

  • take
  • lack
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] contain or hold; have within.

Synonyms

  • hold in
  • contain
  • bear
  • enclose
  • confine
  • retain
  • carry
  • take

Antonyms

  • exclusion
  • unbuckle
  • bull
  • abstain

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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