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Holm

Holm \Holm\ (h[=o]m; 277), n. [OE., prob. from AS. holen holly; as the holly is also called holm. See Holly.] (Bot.) A common evergreen oak, of Europe ( Quercus Ilex); -- called also ilex, and holly.

Holm

Holm \Holm\ (h[=o]m), n. [AS. holm, usually meaning, sea, water; akin to Icel. h[=o]lmr, holmr, an island, Dan. holm, Sw. holme, G. holm, and prob. to E. hill. Cf. Hill.]

  1. An islet in a river.
    --J. Brand.

  2. Low, flat land.
    --Wordsworth.

    The soft wind blowing over meadowy holms.
    --Tennyson.

    Holm thrush (Zo["o]l.), the missel thrush.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
holm

late Old English, from Old Norse holmr "small island, especially in a bay or river," also "meadow by a shore," or cognate Old Danish hulm "low lying land," from Proto-Germanic *hul-maz, from PIE root *kel- (4) "to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill" (see hill). Obsolete, but preserved in place names. Cognate Old English holm (only attested in poetic language) meant "sea, ocean, wave."

Wiktionary
holm

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context obsolete outside dialects English) The holly. 2 A common evergreen oak, of Europe, ''Quercus ilex''; the holm oak. Etymology 2

n. 1 Land that is liable to flooding; a river island. 2 (label en dialect chiefly West Yorkshire) an islet, sometimes with holly bushes.

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Holm

Holm may refer to:

  • Holm (island), a place-name for islands in areas with Scandinavian influence especially river islets or land bounded by water.
  • Holm Oak or Quercus ilex, a tree. Also found as a placename element in southern England such as Holmbush.
  • Holm (surname)
Holm (island)

This page is a set index; for other uses of the term, see Holm (disambiguation)

There are numerous islands containing the word Holm, especially in Scotland. In many cases the name is derived from the Old Norseholmr, meaning "a small and rounded islet". These include:

Holm (surname)

Holm is a surname which originated in Scandinavia and Britain. Holm is a derived from the Old Norse word holmr meaning a small island.

Holm may refer to:

  • Anders Holm, American comedy writer
  • Andreas Holm (1906–2003), Norwegian politician for the Centre Party
  • Andrew Holm (fl. 1882–1883), Scottish international football player
  • Anne Holm (1922–1998), Danish journalist and children's writer
  • Asbjørn Holm (1921–2001), Norwegian politician for the Socialist People's Party
  • Askil Holm, Norwegian singer and musician
  • Astrid Holm (1893-1961), Danish actress
  • Bill Holm (poet) (1943–2009), American poet, essayist, memoirist, and musician
  • Bill Holm (art historian), American artist, author and art historian
  • Billy Holm (1912–1977), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Børge Holm (1910–1971), Danish boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Brian Holm, retired Danish professional rider in road bicycle racing
  • Celeste Holm, American stage, film, and television actress
  • Chr. L. Holm (1892–1981), Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party
  • Claus Holm (1918–1996) German film actor
  • Christian Holm (Norwegian politician) (1783–1855), Norwegian politician
  • Christian Holm (Swedish politician), Swedish politician of the Moderate Party
  • Christian Hintze Holm Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party
  • D. K. Holm, movie reviewer, Internet columnist, radio broadcaster, and author
  • Dallas Holm, singer-songwriter of Christian music,
  • Daniel Fredheim Holm, Danish striker in the football club Aalborg
  • Dick Holm, American CIA Operations Officer
  • Dorthe Holm, Danish curler
  • Einar Knut Holm, Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party
  • Eleanor Holm (1913–2004), American swimmer
  • Elmer Holm, American football coach at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas
  • Emil Holm (1877–1968), Finnish sport shooter who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Erlend Holm, Norwegian football defender
  • Espen Beranek Holm, Norwegian pop artist and comedian
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm, American cello player
  • Georg Hólm, bassist of the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós
  • Gustav Frederik Holm (1849–1940), Danish naval officer and Arctic explorer
  • Hanya Holm (1893–1992), German-born dancer, choreographer, and dance educator
  • Harry Holm (1902–1987), Danish gymnast who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Håvard Holm, Norwegian civil servant
  • Henrik Holm, Swedish former tennis player
  • Holly Holm, former UFC bantamweight champion, kickboxer and retired female welterweight boxing champion
  • Ian Holm, English actor known for his stage work and for many film roles
  • Jeanne M. Holm (NASA), American scientist and Chief Knowledge Architect at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Jeanne M. Holm, United States Air Force Major General and Women's rights activist.
  • Jens Holm, Swedish Member of the European Parliament for the Left Party
  • John Cecil Holm, (1904–1981) American dramatist
  • John Holm, Canadian politician
  • John A. Holm, linguist
  • John Holms (1830–1891), Scottish businessman and Liberal politician
  • Kai Holm (1896–1985), Danish film actor
  • Knud Holm (1887–1972), Danish gymnast who competed in the 1906 Summer Olympics and 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Kris Holm, Canadian best known for riding a unicycle in off-road conditions
  • Lasse Holm, Swedish composer, lyricist and singer
  • Ludvig Holm (1858–1928), Danish violinist and composer
  • Martin Holm (1976–2009), Swedish Muay Thai kickboxer and former WMC Muay Thai World Champion
  • Michael Holm, German singer, musician, songwriter and producer
  • Mike Holm (1876–1952), Swedish-born American politician
  • Peter Holm, Swedish playboy and pop singer
  • Peter R. Holm Norwegian poet, author and translator
  • Richard H. Holm, American inorganic chemist
  • Richard Holm (tenor), (1912–1988), German operatic tenor
  • Dick Holm, American CIA Operations Officer
  • Skip Holm, American military pilot during the Vietnam War
  • Soren Holm, prominent bioethicist and philosopher of medicine
  • Staffan Valdemar Holm, Swedish theatre director
  • Stefan Holm, Swedish high jumper
  • Steve Holm, American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Sverre Holm (1931–2005), Norwegian stage and film actor
  • Theo Holm (1854–1932), Danish-American systematic botanist
  • Thomas Holm, Norwegian football player
  • Tony Holm, American professional football player
  • Tore Holm (1896–1977), Swedish sailor who competed in the 1920, 1928, 1932, 1936 and in the 1948 Summer Olympics.
  • Ulf Holm, Swedish Green Party politician, member of the Riksdag
  • Valsø Holm (1906–1987), Danish film actor
  • Vilhelm Christian Holm (1820–1886), Danish composer
  • Virginia Paul Holm, American politician
  • Wattie Holm (1901–1950), American Major League Baseball player
  • Yngve Holm (1895–1943), Swedish sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics

Usage examples of "holm".

The chance of Holm finding a recharger in Lopat seemed slight indeed from what she had learned.

Holm had floundered helplessly to save his younger brother, but it was Tinne who rescued them both.

Holm and Tinne in shock and abandoned near the foot of the 241 mountain range, already winter when Druida was still late autumn.

Family members from distant branches trickled in and were assigned to train with Tab or Tinne or Holm.

Holm clapped Tinne on the shoulder, jolting both his brother and father.

Celeste Holm and film director Ralph Nelson, he had read a history of American bohemianism in fifth grade and decided that he had found his milieu.

The only way off the Holm was by the cradle, and my captor would clearly wait until the other side of the ropeway was manned before sending me across.

His teeth on edge from sugared sweet wine, he may have ground the Virgin to within speaking distance two or three times more: on the Holm, between the lumberyards on either side of Breitenbach Bridge or, as usual, at Strohdeich.

Of stree first ther was leyd ful many a lode, But how the fyr was maked upon highte, Ne eek the names that the trees highte, As, ook, firre, birch, aspe, alder, holm, popeler, Wylugh, elm, plane, assh, box, chasteyn, lynde, laurer, Mapul, thorn, bech, hasel, ew, whippeltre, How they weren fild shal nat be toold for me, Ne how the goddes ronnen up and doun Disherited of hir habitacioun, In whiche they woneden in reste and pees, Nymphes, Fawnes, and Amadrides.

Held out by a helpful wind, it would show a device of three overlapping holm oak leaves.

Grabbing her quiver, Liath rolled off her pallet and into the cover of a low-lying holm oak.

She collapsed onto it, under the shelter of a holm oak, and plunged into sleep.

Through a screen of weeping willow, elder, sycamore, and holm oak, the river made a welcoming sight, with patches of sun-burnished water showing amid cool islands of tree shade.

Below was a black-purple immensity of scree, talus-slope, dark forests of beech and holm oak, sloping down to a valley and a thread of road winding up into the mountains.

I glanced out through the window at the lines of spruce and holm oak trees on the steep mountainside.