Crossword clues for held
- Stood fast
- U.S. portrayer of flappers
- Ziegfeld star
- Actress Anna: 1873-1918
- Anna ___, memorable singer-actress
- Ziegfeld's first wife
- Anna ___, first wife of Ziegfeld
- ___ forth (lectured)
- Artist who depicted flappers
- ___ up (detained)
- Kept position under attack
- Remained valid
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Held \Held\, imp. & p. p. of Hold.
Hold \Hold\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Held; p. pr. & vb. n. Holding. Holden, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed, tend (the cattle); of unknown origin. Gf. Avast, Halt, Hod.]
To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.
The loops held one curtain to another.
--Ex. xxxvi. 1
Thy right hand shall hold me.
--Ps. cxxxix. 10.
They all hold swords, being expert in war.
--Cant. iii. 8.
In vain he seeks, that having can not hold.
France, thou mayst hold a serpent by the tongue, . . . A fasting tiger safer by the tooth, Than keep in peace that hand which thou dost hold.
2. To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.
We mean to hold what anciently we claim Of deity or empire.
To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.
This noble merchant held a noble house.
Of him to hold his seigniory for a yearly tribute.
And now the strand, and now the plain, they held.
To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
We can not hold mortality's strong hand.
Death! what do'st? O, hold thy blow.
He had not sufficient judgment and self-command to hold his tongue.
To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
Hold not thy peace, and be not still.
--Ps. lxxxiii. 1.
Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost, Shall hold their course.
To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service.
I would hold more talk with thee.
To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for.
Broken cisterns that can hold no water.
--Jer. ii. 13.
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold.
To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
Stand fast and hold the traditions which ye have been taught.
--2 Thes. ii.15.
But still he held his purpose to depart.
To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.
I hold him but a fool.
I shall never hold that man my friend.
The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
--Ex. xx. 7.
To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high. Let him hold his fingers thus. --Shak. To hold a wager, to lay or hazard a wager. --Swift. To hold forth,
v. t.to offer; to exhibit; to propose; to put forward. ``The propositions which books hold forth and pretend to teach.''
v. i. To talk at length; to harangue. To held in, to restrain; to curd. To hold in hand, to toy with; to keep in expectation; to have in one's power. [Obs.] O, fie! to receive favors, return falsehoods, And hold a lady in hand. --Beaw. & Fl. To hold in play, to keep under control; to dally with. --Macaulay. To hold off, to keep at a distance. To hold on, to hold in being, continuance or position; as, to hold a rider on. To hold one's day, to keep one's appointment. [Obs.] --Chaucer. To hold one's own. To keep good one's present condition absolutely or relatively; not to fall off, or to lose ground; as, a ship holds her own when she does not lose ground in a race or chase; a man holds his own when he does not lose strength or weight. To hold one's peace, to keep silence. To hold out.
To extend; to offer. ``Fortune holds out these to you as rewards.''
To continue to do or to suffer; to endure. ``He can not long hold out these pangs.'' --Shak. To hold up.
To raise; to lift; as, hold up your head.
To support; to sustain. ``He holds himself up in virtue.''
--Sir P. Sidney.
To exhibit; to display; as, he was held up as an example.
To rein in; to check; to halt; as, hold up your horses.
to rob, usually at gunpoint; -- often with the demand to ``hold up'' the hands.
To delay. To hold water.
Literally, to retain water without leaking; hence (Fig.), to be whole, sound, consistent, without gaps or holes; -- commonly used in a negative sense; as, his statements will not hold water. [Colloq.]
(Naut.) To hold the oars steady in the water, thus checking the headway of a boat.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English heold, past tense and p.p. of hold.
vb. (en-past of: hold)
adj. occupied or in the control of; often used in combination; "enemy-held territory"
power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; "he has a hold over them"
a cell in a jail or prison [syn: keep]
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" [syn: handle, grip, handgrip]
to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom" [syn: restrain, confine]
have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade" [syn: bear]
lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" [syn: control, hold in, contain, check, curb, moderate]
remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas"
be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?" [syn: support, sustain, hold up]
hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath"
take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
cover as for protection against noise or smell; "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose"
drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry" [syn: carry]
arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's" [syn: reserve, book]
keep from departing; "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse"
stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point" [syn: agree, concur, concord] [ant: disagree]
Held may refer to:
"Held" is a song by Smog, released as his first single from his 1999 album Knock Knock. The original Drag City-release featured the second single " Cold Blooded Old Times" as a b-side.
"Held" is sometimes covered during concerts by American indie rock band Spoon. The song also appeared in the 60 and 30-seconds-versions of a commercial advertising the 2008 Cadillac Escalade.
Usage examples of "held".
In a quarter of an hour he was entering the house in the Rue du Helder.
The same day during the interview between Madame Danglars and the procureur, a travelling-carriage entered the Rue du Helder, passed through the gateway of No.
He wrote them to the Cafe Americain, to Bignon's, to Tortoni's, to the Maison Doree, to the Cafe Riche, to the Helder, to the Cafe Anglais, to the Napolitain, everywhere, everywhere.