Hold

Hold

(hld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay.
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Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold.
Chaucer.
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Thou should'st lay hold upon him.
B. Jonson.
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My soul took hold on thee.
Addison.
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Take fast hold of instruction.
Pror. iv. 13.
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2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
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The law hath yet another hold on you.
Shak.
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3. Binding power and influence.
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Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest hold of.
Tillotson.
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4. Something that may be grasped; means of support.
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If a man be upon an high place without rails or good hold, he is ready to fall.
Bacon.
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5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.
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They . . . put them in hold unto the next day.
Acts. iv. 3.
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King Richard, he is in the mighty hold
Of Bolingbroke.
Shak.
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6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold. Chaucer.
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New comers in an ancient hold
Tennyson.
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7. (Mus.) A character [thus ] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also pause, and corona.
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