Definition of Hold in
1. Verb. Close in. "Darkness enclosed him"
Generic synonyms: Bear, Carry, Contain, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Border, Bound, Embank, Rail, Rail In, Box In, Box Up, Frame
Derivative terms: Confinement, Enclosure, Enclosure
2. Verb. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits. "Control your anger"
Specialized synonyms: Bound, Confine, Limit, Restrain, Restrict, Throttle, Trammel, Conquer, Curb, Inhibit, Stamp Down, Subdue, Suppress, Damp, Crucify, Mortify, Subdue, Abnegate, Deny, Restrict, Train, Catch, Bate, Thermostat, Counteract, Countercheck
Generic synonyms: Hold Back, Keep, Keep Back, Restrain
Derivative terms: Check, Control, Curb, Moderation
3. Verb. Hold back; keep from being perceived by others. "She conceals her anger well"
Specialized synonyms: Occult
Derivative terms: Concealing, Concealment
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Literary usage of Hold in
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... in England, 86'5 per cent, in .Scotland, and 80'1 per cent, in Ireland. With regard to England, the twelve largest owners hold in the aggregate ..."
2. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"To hold in, To restrain one's •elf. To hold off, To keep at a distance without closing with offers. To holtl cii, To continue ; not to be interrupted ..."
3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... which had been or might thereafter be commenced against any such person for any cause whatever. person having at any timo been hold in a condition of ..."
4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... Church in the East Frankish Kingdom had had direct relations with Rome, while numerous new churches and monasteries gave her a firm hold in this region. ..."
5. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"He reminds the reader that it was quoted more than once by Cervantes in his Don Quixote. HENRY and King Pedro clasping, hold in straining arms each other; ..."
6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"He therefore insists that this distinction between taking and holding strengthens his claim that the use of the word "hold" in the charter was intentional ..."
7. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, American peace society, Algernon Sidney Crapsey, Ernest Howard Crosby, W. Evans Darby, John Hyde De Forest, Charles Edward Jefferson, Augustine Jones, Mrs. L. J. Mead, J. H. Ral (1891)
"... as they are enclosed by the ditch of the said Prior and Canons; to hold in free alms. Witn.: Sir John de Venuz, ..."