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Holt

Holt \Holt\, 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contr. from holdeth. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Holt

Holt \Holt\, n. [AS. holt; akin to LG. holt, D. hout, G. holz. Icel. holt; cf Gael. & Ir. coill wood, Gr. ? branch, shoot.]

  1. A piece of woodland; especially, a woody hill. ``Every holt and heath.''
    --Chaucer.

    She sent her voice though all the holt Before her, and the park.
    --Tennyson.

  2. A deep hole in a river where there is protection for fish; also, a cover, a hole, or hiding place. `` The fox has gone to holt.''
    --C. Kingsley.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
holt

Old English holt "woods," common in place names, from Proto-Germanic *hultam- (cognates: Old Frisian, Old Norse, Middle Dutch holt, Dutch hout, German Holz "wood"), from PIE *kldo- (cognates: Old Church Slavonic klada "beam, timber," Greek klados "twig," Old Irish caill "wood"), from root *kel- (1) "to strike, cut."

Wiktionary
holt

alt. 1 A small piece of woodland or a woody hill; a copse. 2 The lair of an animal, especially of an otter. n. 1 A small piece of woodland or a woody hill; a copse. 2 The lair of an animal, especially of an otter.

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Holt, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
Population (2000): 405
Housing Units (2000): 165
Land area (2000): 0.361813 sq. miles (0.937092 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.361813 sq. miles (0.937092 sq. km)
FIPS code: 32752
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 39.456809 N, 94.336741 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 64048
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Holt, MO
Holt
Holt, AL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alabama
Population (2000): 4103
Housing Units (2000): 1835
Land area (2000): 3.235772 sq. miles (8.380611 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.001317 sq. miles (0.003412 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.237089 sq. miles (8.384023 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35704
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 33.230467 N, 87.486303 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 35404
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Holt, AL
Holt
Holt, MI -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Michigan
Population (2000): 11315
Housing Units (2000): 4719
Land area (2000): 4.313461 sq. miles (11.171813 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.022323 sq. miles (0.057816 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.335784 sq. miles (11.229629 sq. km)
FIPS code: 38780
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 42.638235 N, 84.521875 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 48842
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Holt, MI
Holt
Holt, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 89
Housing Units (2000): 41
Land area (2000): 1.009196 sq. miles (2.613806 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.009196 sq. miles (2.613806 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29870
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 48.292095 N, 96.194249 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Holt, MN
Holt
Holt -- U.S. County in Missouri
Population (2000): 5351
Housing Units (2000): 2931
Land area (2000): 461.866355 sq. miles (1196.228316 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 7.184263 sq. miles (18.607154 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 469.050618 sq. miles (1214.835470 sq. km)
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 40.096286 N, 95.218262 W
Headwords:
Holt
Holt, MO
Holt County
Holt County, MO
Holt -- U.S. County in Nebraska
Population (2000): 11551
Housing Units (2000): 5281
Land area (2000): 2412.657807 sq. miles (6248.754768 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 4.992636 sq. miles (12.930868 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2417.650443 sq. miles (6261.685636 sq. km)
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 42.486684 N, 98.726258 W
Headwords:
Holt
Holt, NE
Holt County
Holt County, NE
Wikipedia
Holt

Holt or holte may refer to:

Holt (surname)

Holt is a surname.

Usage examples of "holt".

Holt leaned out over an ornamental baluster and looked down into a well like an amphitheatre, with crescents of study carrels enough to seat a thousand students at the least count.

In spite of her promise to meet Conrig, no one had yet laid eyes on her, nor had she bespoken either alchymist since giving notice that the gates to Holt Mallburn were open to the Cathran army.

William, after introductions, had been treated with most easy courtesy, while Holt explained the situation to the baronet briefly, dwelling rather on the problem of the mountebank than the injured girl.

Thus, the holt had its own underground and overground systems, each tunnel or hollow carved out and weathered to smoothness by time and use.

Holt needed no pollster to tell him they were anxious for out The group had gone as far as it would go.

Holt masterpiece of recomplicated humorous fantasy is incomprehensible without first reading its predecessors.

Sam Holt, Jem Taylor, Eaton and Will Bentley scurried up, in a scrummage with their men.

Haddon and Gunnar Holt were standing on the porch of the Spital terminal.

Susan Stover had apparently succeeded at taking the first formal step toward indicting Holt.

It never dawned on me they would suspect Senator Holt of kidnapping the Stover baby.

Holt Hamilton and his testy attorney left Zoe feeling uneasy and disturbed.

Monday, May 18 0427 hours Coast road South of Amoy, China Holt gave a muffled cheer.

Lord Constable of the Realm, Tinnis Catclaw, who had proved his courage during the Battle of Holt Mallburn.

But he did not converse with Holt about it until much afterwards, until they had rowed downstream at last to where Biter lay silent on the Deptford tiers.

Later, while Will stood working on the foredeck with the men, Kaye called Sam Holt across to his point high to windward, and quizzed him harder.