Definition for hold

noun as in grasp, possession

verb as in continue, endure

verb as in support

Strongest matches

bear, carry, stay, take

Weak match

shore up

verb as in have a capacity for

Strongest matches

carry, include, take

Strong matches

accommodate, comprise, contain, seat

Weak match

be equipped for

verb as in conduct meeting, function

Strongest matches

call, celebrate, convene, have, run

Weak match

carry on


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Example Sentences

Observations they had planned for the spring were put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.

They are readily available, and I never have to wait on hold for an hour.

From Fortune

Hartman said he was told the hold was due to unspecified operational issues.

From Fortune

His factory, which employs 14 people, was shut for more than two months, with most first-half orders put on hold.

From Ozy

In March, as the Coronavirus crisis was beginning to take hold, agencies conducted tests to see how viable remote work was before sending employees home for what many thought would be just a few weeks.

From Digiday

Blacks would hold about 13 percent of the seats and Latinos 17 percent.

Tomorrow they should hold placards of the cartoons Charlie Hebdo had printed.

Yeah, the “Giant man-puppy” that is Gronkowski won't hold a sexual candle to the blue-eyed dreamboat.

But how much they have regained or how durable their hold is remains unclear.

But that would now have to be put on hold because he had been shot in the Bronx.

Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.

He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.

One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.

Not being sufficiently numerous to hold out the town as well as the Alamo, they retreated into the latter.

He was well set in the form of a man now, the months since his imprisonment having brought him much to fasten upon and hold.

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On this page you'll find 485 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hold, such as: dominance, grip, influence, authority, clasp, and clench.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.