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Noun
A decision made by a court or tribunal regarding a case it has heard
“… the court's holding was based on an interpretation of the First Amendment.”
Noun
Property held
“His wealth comes from holdings in oil, gas, land and property.”
Noun
Verb
Present participle for to physically grip or grasp something
“Could you please hold my bag for me while I unlock the door?”
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Present participle for to be in possession of
“I currently hold a license that allows me to operate boats.”
Verb
Present participle for to have as an opinion
“Many of us would hold that the future of our business looked bright.”
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Present participle for to be able to bear or support
“My travel bag is built using material that can hold a significant amount of weight.”
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Present participle for to make or have room for
“The elevator can only hold a maximum of fifteen people.”
Verb
(of a meeting, function, etc.) Present participle for to conduct or organize
“Let's hold a meeting to discuss this issue.”
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Present participle for to keep going
“A magical ordination of all physical things seemed to bless his choices as his luck continued to hold.”
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Present participle for to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“We managed to hold our laughter at his antics until after he had left the room.”
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Present participle for to embrace by holding closely
“I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.”
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Present participle for to keep in one's mind
“I will always hold her close to my heart.”
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Present participle for to keep under custody
“Police are allowed to hold a suspect for up to 24 hours without charge.”
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Present participle for to maintain the focus or attention of others
“You will need to come up with something that will hold the audience's attention for a while.”
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Present participle for to have as one's role or occupation
“Matthew would hold the position of chief executive at the company until his retirement.”
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Present participle for to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
Hold your camera in the direction of the subject and snap away.”
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Present participle for to be, or to remain, valid or available
“Does this gift voucher still hold, or has it already expired?”
Verb
(of a phone conversation) Present participle for to stay on the line
“Please hold while I transfer you to the appropriate department.”
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