Definition of HOLD

  1. (verb)cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity
  2. (verb)have or hold in one's hands or grip
  3. (verb)organize or be responsible for
  4. (verb)have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  5. (verb)keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  6. (verb)maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  7. (verb)to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement
  8. (verb)secure and keep for possible future use or application
  9. (verb)have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
  10. (verb)be the physical support of; carry the weight of
  11. (verb)contain or hold; have within
  12. (verb)have room for; hold without crowding
  13. (verb)remain in a certain state, position, or condition
  14. (verb)support or hold in a certain manner
  15. (verb)be valid, applicable, or true
  16. (verb)assert or affirm
  17. (verb)have as a major characteristic
  18. (verb)be capable of holding or containing
  19. (verb)arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  20. (verb)protect against a challenge or attack
  21. (verb)bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  22. (verb)hold the attention of
  23. (verb)remain committed to
  24. (verb)resist or confront with resistance
  25. (verb)be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  26. (verb)stop dealing with
  27. (verb)lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  28. (verb)keep from departing
  29. (verb)take and maintain control over, often by violent means
  30. (verb)cause to come to an abrupt stop
  31. (verb)cover as for protection against noise or smell
  32. (verb)drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  33. (verb)aim, point, or direct
  34. (verb)declare to be
  35. (verb)be in accord; be in agreement
  36. (verb)keep from exhaling or expelling
  37. (noun)the act of grasping
  38. (noun)understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  39. (noun)power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  40. (noun)time during which some action is awaited
  41. (noun)a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  42. (noun)a stronghold
  43. (noun)a cell in a jail or prison
  44. (noun)the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  45. (noun)the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo