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Verb
  1. (transitive) To grasp or grip.
  2. (transitive) To contain or store.
  3. (heading) To maintain or keep to a position or state.
    1. (transitive) To have and keep possession of something.
    2. (transitive) To reserve.
    3. (transitive) To cause to wait or delay.
    4. (transitive) To detain.
    5. (intransitive) To be or remain valid; to apply (usually in the third person).
    6. To keep oneself in a particular state.
    7. (transitive) To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
    8. (transitive) To bear, carry, or manage.
    9. (intransitive, chiefly imperative) Not to move; to halt; to stop.
    10. (intransitive) Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.
    11. To remain continent; to control an excretory bodily function.
  4. (heading) To maintain or keep to particular opinions, promises, actions.
    1. (transitive) To maintain, to consider, to opine.
    2. (transitive) To bind (someone) to a consequence of his or her actions.
    3. To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
    4. To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
    5. (archaic) To restrain oneself; to refrain; to hold back.
  5. (tennis) To win one's own service game.
  6. To take place, to occur.
  7. To organise an event or meeting (usually in passive voice).
  8. (archaic) To derive right or title.
Noun
  1. A grasp or grip.
  2. A place where animals are held for safety
  3. An order that something is to be reserved or delayed, limiting or preventing how it can be dealt with.
    1. (transitive) To have and keep possession of something.
    2. (transitive) To reserve.
    3. (transitive) To cause to wait or delay.
    4. (transitive) To detain.
    5. (intransitive) To be or remain valid; to apply (usually in the third person).
    6. To keep oneself in a particular state.
    7. (transitive) To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
    8. (transitive) To bear, carry, or manage.
    9. (intransitive, chiefly imperative) Not to move; to halt; to stop.
    10. (intransitive) Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.
    11. To remain continent; to control an excretory bodily function.
  4. Something reserved or kept.
    1. (transitive) To maintain, to consider, to opine.
    2. (transitive) To bind (someone) to a consequence of his or her actions.
    3. To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
    4. To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
    5. (archaic) To restrain oneself; to refrain; to hold back.
  5. Power over someone or something.
  6. The ability to persist.
  7. The property of maintaining the shape of styled hair.
  8. (wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
  9. (exercise) An exercise involving holding a position for a set time
  10. (gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble, the house or bookmaker's hold.
  11. (gambling) The wager amount, the total hold.
  12. (tennis) An instance of holding one's service game, as opposed to being broken.
  13. The part of an object one is intended to grasp, or anything one can use for grasping with hands or feet.
  14. A fruit machine feature allowing one or more of the reels to remain fixed while the others spin.
  15. (video game) A pause facility.
  16. The queueing system on telephones and similar communication systems which maintains a connection when all lines are busy.
  17. (baseball) A statistic awarded to a relief pitcher who is not still pitching at the end of the game and who records at least one out and maintains a lead for his team.
Noun
  1. (nautical) The cargo area of a ship or aircraft (often cargo hold).
  2. A place where animals are held for safety
  3. An order that something is to be reserved or delayed, limiting or preventing how it can be dealt with.
  4. Something reserved or kept.
  5. Power over someone or something.
  6. The ability to persist.
  7. The property of maintaining the shape of styled hair.
  8. (wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
  9. (exercise) An exercise involving holding a position for a set time
  10. (gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble, the house or bookmaker's hold.
  11. (gambling) The wager amount, the total hold.
  12. (tennis) An instance of holding one's service game, as opposed to being broken.
  13. The part of an object one is intended to grasp, or anything one can use for grasping with hands or feet.
  14. A fruit machine feature allowing one or more of the reels to remain fixed while the others spin.
  15. (video game) A pause facility.
  16. The queueing system on telephones and similar communication systems which maintains a connection when all lines are busy.
  17. (baseball) A statistic awarded to a relief pitcher who is not still pitching at the end of the game and who records at least one out and maintains a lead for his team.
Adjective
  1. (obsolete) Gracious; friendly; faithful; true.
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