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General dictionaries General (34 matching dictionaries)
  1. hold: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. hold, hold, hold: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. hold, hold: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. hold: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. hold: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. hold, hold: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Hold, hold: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. hold: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. hold: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. hold: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. hold: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. hold: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. hold: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. hold (n.), hold (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. hold: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. hold: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. hold: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Hold (baseball), Hold (compartment), Hold (ship), Hold (song), Hold (telephone), Hold (title), Hold: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. hold: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  20. Hold: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  21. hold: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  22. hold: Rhymezone [home, info]
  23. hold: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  24. hold: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  25. hold: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  26. Hold: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  27. hold: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  28. hold: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  29. hold: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  30. hold: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  31. hold: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  32. hold: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. hold: The Organon: A Conceptually Indexed Dictionary (by Genus and Differentia) [home, info]
  2. Hold: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]
  3. Hold: Movie Terminology Glossary [home, info]
  4. hold: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (13 matching dictionaries)
  1. Hold: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. hold: Travel Industry Dictionary [home, info]
  3. hold: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  4. hold: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  5. Hold: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  6. HOLD: C-SPAN Congressional Glossary [home, info]
  7. Hold: eyefortransport e-commerce transportation glossary [home, info]
  8. Hold: Investopedia [home, info]
  9. hold: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  10. Hold: Financial dictionary [home, info]
  11. hold: Glossary of Trade and Shipping Terms [home, info]
  12. hold: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]
  13. Hold: Yahoo Tax Center Glossary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. hold: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. hold: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. hold: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. HOLD: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. HOLD: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  3. HOLD: AbbreviationZ [home, info]
  4. hold: Idioms [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Hold: Easton Bible [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. hold: How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. hold: American-Australian Slang Dictionary [home, info]
  2. hol'd, hold: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. Hold: Tennis Glossary [home, info]
  2. hold: Hickok Sports Glossaries [home, info]
  3. hold: Golfer's Dictionary [home, info]
  4. Hold: Sports Definitions [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. hold: Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Hold: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  3. HOLD: Glossary of Nautical Terms [home, info]
  4. Hold: Dictionary for Avionics [home, info]
  5. hold: SeaTalk Dictionary of English Nautical Language [home, info]
  6. Hold: Latitude Mexico [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (hold)

noun:  a cell in a jail or prison
noun:  a stronghold
noun:  power by which something or someone is affected or dominated ("He has a hold over them")
noun:  a state of being confined (usually for a short time) ("The prisoner is on hold")
noun:  time during which some action is awaited ("He ordered a hold in the action")
noun:  understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
noun:  the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
noun:  the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
noun:  the act of grasping ("She kept a firm hold on the railing")
verb:  take and maintain control over, often by violent means
verb:  keep from departing ("Hold the taxi")
verb:  stop dealing with ("Hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting")
verb:  remain in a certain state, position, or condition
verb:  contain or hold; have within ("The canteen holds fresh water")
verb:  have as a major characteristic ("The novel holds many surprises")
verb:  remain committed to ("I hold to these ideas")
verb:  assert or affirm ("Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good")
verb:  hold the attention of ("She can hold an audience spellbound")
verb:  keep from exhaling or expelling ("Hold your breath")
verb:  aim, point, or direct ("Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames")
verb:  have or hold in one's hands or grip ("Hold this bowl for a moment, please")
verb:  be the physical support of; carry the weight of ("The beam holds up the roof")
verb:  cover as for protection against noise or smell ("Hold one's nose")
verb:  support or hold in a certain manner ("She holds her head high")
verb:  organize or be responsible for ("Hold a reception")
verb:  secure and keep for possible future use or application
verb:  have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
verb:  arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance ("Please hold a table at Maxim's")
verb:  be valid, applicable, or true ("This theory still holds")
verb:  be pertinent or relevant or applicable ("This theory holds for all irrational numbers")
verb:  have room for; hold without crowding ("The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people")
verb:  keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view ("Hold these truths to be self-evident")
verb:  be in accord; be in agreement ("I hold with those who say life is sacred")
verb:  drink alcohol without showing ill effects ("He can hold his liquor")
verb:  cause to stop
verb:  have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense ("She holds a Master's degree from Harvard")
verb:  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits ("Hold your tongue")
verb:  keep in a certain state, position, or activity ("Hold in place")
verb:  be capable of holding or containing ("The flask holds one gallon")
verb:  resist or confront with resistance
verb:  declare to be
verb:  bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted ("I'll hold you by your promise")
verb:  protect against a challenge or attack ("Hold that position behind the trees!")
verb:  to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement ("This holds the local until the express passengers change trains")
verb:  maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

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