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Hold

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Holdn. [D. hol hole, hollow. See Hole.].
     The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed.  [1913 Webster]
Holdv. t. [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. hålla, Goth. haldan to feed, tend (the cattle); of unknown origin. Gf. Avast, Halt, Hod.].
  •  To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.  [1913 Webster]
    "The loops held one curtain to another."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thy right hand shall hold me."  [1913 Webster]
    "They all hold swords, being expert in war."  [1913 Webster]
    "In vain he seeks, that having can not hold."  [1913 Webster]
    "France, thou mayst hold a serpent by the tongue, . . .
    A fasting tiger safer by the tooth,
    Than keep in peace that hand which thou dost hold.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.  [1913 Webster]
    "We mean to hold what anciently we claim
    Of deity or empire.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.  [1913 Webster]
    "This noble merchant held a noble house."  [1913 Webster]
    "Of him to hold his seigniory for a yearly tribute."  [1913 Webster]
    "And now the strand, and now the plain, they held."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.  [1913 Webster]
    "We can not hold mortality's strong hand."  [1913 Webster]
    "Death! what do'st? O, hold thy blow."  [1913 Webster]
    "He had not sufficient judgment and self-command to hold his tongue."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hold not thy peace, and be not still."  [1913 Webster]
    "Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost,
    Shall hold their course.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service.  [1913 Webster]
    "I would hold more talk with thee."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for.  [1913 Webster]
    "Broken cisterns that can hold no water."  [1913 Webster]
    "One sees more devils than vast hell can hold."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.  [1913 Webster]
    "Stand fast and hold the traditions which ye have been taught."  [1913 Webster]
    "But still he held his purpose to depart."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.  [1913 Webster]
    "I hold him but a fool."  [1913 Webster]
    "I shall never hold that man my friend."  [1913 Webster]
    "The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let him hold his fingers thus."  [1913 Webster]
    "O, fie! to receive favors, return falsehoods,
    And hold a lady in hand.
    "
Holdv. i. 
  •  In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence:  [1913 Webster]
    "And damned be him that first cries, “Hold, enough!”"  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not to move; to halt; to stop; -- mostly in the imperative.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our force by land hath nobly held."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.  [1913 Webster]
    "While our obedience holds."  [1913 Webster]
    "The rule holds in land as all other commodities."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.  [1913 Webster]
    "He will hold to the one and despise the other."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave; -- often with with, to, or for.  [1913 Webster]
    "His dauntless heart would fain have held
    From weeping, but his eyes rebelled.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To restrain one's self; to refrain.  [1913 Webster]
    "My crown is absolute, and holds of none."  [1913 Webster]
    "His imagination holds immediately from nature."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To derive right or title; -- generally with of.  [1913 Webster]
Hold on! Hold up! wait; stop; forbear. [Collog] -- To hold forth, to speak in public; to harangue; to preach. L'Estrange. -- To hold in, to restrain one's self; as, he wanted to laugh and could hardly hold in. -- To hold off, to keep at a distance. -- To hold on, to keep fast hold; to continue; to go on. “The trade held on for many years,” Swift. -- To hold out, to last; to endure; to continue; to maintain one's self; not to yield or give way. -- To hold over, to remain in office, possession, etc., beyond a certain date. -- To hold to or To hold with, to take sides with, as a person or opinion. -- To hold together, to be joined; not to separate; to remain in union. Dryden. Locke. -- To hold up. (a) To support one's self; to remain unbent or unbroken; as, to hold up under misfortunes. (b) To cease raining; to cease to stop; as, it holds up. Hudibras. (c) To keep up; not to fall behind; not to lose ground. Collier.
Holdn. 
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou should'st lay hold upon him."  [1913 Webster]
    "My soul took hold on thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "Take fast hold of instruction."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.  [1913 Webster]
    "The law hath yet another hold on you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Binding power and influence.  [1913 Webster]
    "Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest hold of."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Something that may be grasped; means of support.  [1913 Webster]
    "If a man be upon an high place without rails or good hold, he is ready to fall."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.  [1913 Webster]
    "They . . . put them in hold unto the next day."  [1913 Webster]
    "King Richard, he is in the mighty hold
    Of Bolingbroke.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "New comers in an ancient hold"  [1913 Webster]
  •  A character [thus pause, and corona.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Hold, v. & n.
--v. (past and past part. held)
1 tr. a keep fast; grasp (esp. in the hands or arms). b (also refl.) keep or sustain (a thing, oneself, one's head, etc.) in a particular position (hold it to the light; held himself erect). c grasp so as to control (hold the reins).
2 tr. (of a vessel etc.) contain or be capable of containing (the jug holds two pints; the hall holds 900).
3 tr. possess, gain, or have, esp.: a be the owner or tenant of (land, property, stocks, etc.) (holds the farm from the trust). b gain or have gained (a degree, record, etc.) (holds the long-jump record). c have the position of (a job or office). d have (a specified card) in one's hand. e keep possession of (a place, a person's thoughts, etc.) esp. against attack (held the fort against the enemy; held his place in her estimation).
4 intr. remain unbroken; not give way (the roof held under the storm).
5 tr. observe; celebrate; conduct (a meeting, festival, conversation, etc.).
6 tr. a keep (a person etc.) in a specified condition, place, etc. (held him prisoner; held him at arm's length). b detain, esp. in custody (hold him until I arrive).
7 tr. a engross (a person or a person's attention) (the book held him for hours). b dominate (held the stage).
8 tr. (foll. by to) make (a person etc.) adhere to (terms, a promise, etc.).
9 intr. (of weather) continue fine.
10 tr. (often foll. by to + infin., or that + clause) think; believe (held it to be self-evident; held that the earth was flat).
11 tr. regard with a specified feeling (held him in contempt).
12 tr. a cease; restrain (hold your fire). b US colloq. withhold; not use (a burger please, and hold the onions!).
13 tr. keep or reserve (will you hold our seats please?).
14 tr. be able to drink (liquor) without effect (can't hold his drink).
15 tr. (usu. foll. by that + clause) (of a judge, a court, etc.) lay down; decide.
16 intr. keep going (held on his way).
17 tr. Mus. sustain (a note).
18 intr. archaic restrain oneself.
--n.
1 a grasp (catch hold of him; keep a hold on him).
2 (often in comb.) a thing to hold by (seized the handhold).
3 (foll. by on, over) influence over (has a strange hold over them).
4 a manner of holding in wrestling etc.
5 archaic a fortress.

Idiom
hold (a thing) against (a person) resent or regard it as discreditable to (a person). hold aloof avoid communication with people etc. hold back 1 impede the progress of; restrain.
2 keep (a thing) to or for oneself.
3 (often foll. by from) hesitate; refrain. hold-back n. a hindrance. hold one's breath see BREATH. hold by (or to) adhere to (a choice, purpose, etc.). hold cheap not value highly; despise. hold the clock on time (a sporting event etc.). hold court preside over one's admirers etc., like a sovereign. hold dear regard with affection. hold down 1 repress.
2 colloq. be competent enough to keep (one's job etc.). hold everything! (or it!) cease action or movement.
hold the fort
1 act as a temporary substitute.
2 cope in an emergency.
hold forth
1 offer (an inducement etc.).
2 usu. derog. speak at length or tediously. hold good (or true) be valid; apply. hold one's ground see GROUND(1). hold one's hand see HAND. hold a person's hand give a person guidance or moral support. hold hands grasp one another by the hand as a sign of affection or for support or guidance. hold hard! stop!; wait! hold harmless Law indemnify. hold one's head high behave proudly and confidently. hold one's horses colloq. stop; slow down. hold in keep in check, confine. hold it good think it advisable.
hold the line
1 not yield.
2 maintain a telephone connection. hold one's nose compress the nostrils to avoid a bad smell.
hold off
1 delay; not begin.
2 keep one's distance.
hold on
1 keep one's grasp on something.
2 wait a moment.
3 (when telephoning) not ring off.
hold out
1 stretch forth (a hand etc.).
2 offer (an inducement etc.).
3 maintain resistance.
4 persist or last. hold out for continue to demand. hold out on colloq. refuse something to (a person). hold over postpone. hold-over n. US a relic. hold something over threaten (a person) constantly with something. hold one's own see OWN. hold to bail Law bind by bail. hold to a draw manage to achieve a draw against (an opponent thought likely to win).
hold together
1 cohere.
2 cause to cohere. hold one's tongue colloq. be silent.
hold to ransom
1 keep (a person) prisoner until a ransom is paid.
2 demand concessions from by threats of esp. damaging action.
hold up
1 a support; sustain. b maintain (the head etc.) erect.
2 exhibit; display.
3 arrest the progress of; obstruct.
4 stop and rob by violence or threats.
hold-up n.
1 a stoppage or delay by traffic, fog, etc.
2 a robbery, esp. by the use of threats or violence. hold water (of reasoning) be sound; bear examination. hold with (usu. with neg.) colloq. approve of (don't hold with motor bikes). left holding the baby left with unwelcome responsibility. take hold (of a custom or habit) become established. there is no holding him (or her etc.) he (or she etc.) is restive, high-spirited, determined, etc. with no holds barred with no restrictions, all methods being permitted.
Derivative
holdable adj.
Hold, n. a cavity in the lower part of a ship or aircraft in which the cargo is stowed.

Etymology
obs. holl f. OE hol (orig. adj. = hollow), rel. to HOLE, assim. to HOLD(1)

THESAURUS

Hold

abandon, abduction, abide, abort, absorb, absorb the attention, abstain, accent, accent mark, accommodate, account, account as, accumulate, acropolis, adhere, adhere to, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, advance, advantage, adverse possession, affirm, afford support, agglomerate, agree to, agree with, allege, allow, alodium, amass, announce, annunciate, answer, apply, apprehension, approve of, archives, argue, armory, arrest, arrestation, arsenal, ascendancy, assemble, assert, assever, asseverate, assimilate, assume, attic, authority, avail, aver, avoid, avouch, avow, back, back up, backlog, balance, ballast, bank, bar, basement, bastion, bay, be, be afraid, be consistent, be enfeoffed of, be equal to, be extant, be found, be in existence, be judicious, be met with, be possessed of, be present, be seized of, be the case, be there, be true, be truthful, beachhead, bear, bear hug, bear up, belay, believe, beset, bide, bin, bite, blockhouse, boast, bolster, bolster up, bonded warehouse, bookcase, booth, bosom, bottle up, box, box up, brace, breathe, bridgehead, bridle, bunch, bunker, buoy up, burgage, buttery, buttress, cage, call, cancel, capture, care, cargo dock, carry, carry on, castle, catch, catch up, catching, cavity, cease, cell, cellar, cellarage, cellule, chamber, character, charge, charisma, charm, check, cherish, chest, citadel, claim, clamp, clasp, claws, cleave, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling, cling to, clinging, clip, cloister, closet, clot, clout, cluster, clutch, clutches, coagulate, coal bin, cohere, collaring, collect, colony, command, compartment, compel, complete, comprehend, comprise, conceal, conceive, condone, conduct, confine, conform to fact, congeal, conglomerate, consequence, conservatory, consider, constrain, contain, contend, continue, continue to be, control, convene, convoke, cool, cool off, coop, coop in, coop up, cork up, count, count in, countenance, counterbalance, coup, cover, cradle, crate, credit, crib, crutch, crypt, cumulate, cupboard, curb, curtail, cushion, custodianship, custody, custos, cut it out, cyclone cellar, daresay, de facto, de jure, death grip, decelerate, declaim, declare, deem, defeat time, defer, defy time, delay, deny, dependency, depository, depot, derivative title, desist, detain, diminish, direct, discontinue, display, do, do it, dock, dominance, domination, dominion, dompt, donjon, dot, dragnet, drawer, drive, drop it, dump, dwell, effect, embody, embosom, embrace, eminence, encage, enchant, enchantment, encircle, enclose, enclosed space, encompass, end, endure, enfold, engage, engage in, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enjoin, enjoy, entertain, enthrall, enunciate, environ, envisage, esteem, estimate, exchequer, exercise, exercise judgment, exhibit, exist, expect, express, express an opinion, expression mark, extend, fancy, fare, fascinate, fasthold, fastness, favor, fee fief, fee position, fee simple, fee simple absolute, fee simple conditional, fee simple defeasible, fee simple determinable, fee tail, feel, fence in, fend off, feodum, fermata, feud, fiefdom, fill, fill in, fill out, fill the bill, firm, firm hold, firm up, fondle, foothold, footing, footplate, footrail, footrest, forbear, force, forcible seizure, forgo, form an opinion, fort, fortress, foster, frankalmoign, free socage, freehold, freeze, freeze to, fulfill, function, garner, garner up, garrison, garrison house, gather into barns, gavelkind, get by, give over, give support, glory hole, go, go around, go on, go out, godown, good feeling, govern, grab, grabbing, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, grow together, guard, guarding, guess, hack it, haft, halt, hand, handclasp, handhold, handle, hands, hang on, hang on to, hang together, happen to be, harangue, harbor, have, have a hunch, have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have and hold, have being, have done with, have in hand, have place, have tenure of, have the idea, having title to, heap up, helm, helve, hem in, hide, hinder, hoard, hoard up, hold, hold as, hold at bay, hold back, hold down, hold fast, hold forth, hold good, hold in, hold in check, hold in custody, hold in leash, hold in restraint, hold off, hold on, hold on to, hold out, hold over, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hold tight, hold together, hold true, hold up, hold water, hold with, holder, holding, hole, hollow, hug, hutch, hypnotize, imagine, immerse, immobilize, immure, impede, impel, importance, impound, imprison, incidental power, include, incorporate, infatuate, influence, influentiality, inhibit, insinuation, insist, involve, involve the interest, iron grip, iron hand, issue a manifesto, jail, judge, jurisdiction, just do, keep, keep afloat, keep alive, keep back, keep from, keep going, keep hold of, keep in, keep in check, keep in custody, keep in detention, keep off, keep on, keep out, keep under control, keep up, keeping, key signature, kidnapping, knight service, knock it off, last, last long, last out, lay down, lay fee, lay off, lay up, lead, leadership, lease, leasehold, leave off, legal claim, legal possession, lend support, lengthen, leverage, library, lie, ligature, live, live on, live through, locker, locus standi, look on, look upon, look upon as, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, magnetism, mainstay, maintain, make the grade, manage, mandate, manger, manifesto, mark, martello, martello tower, mass, mastership, mastery, measure, meet, meet requirements, mesmerize, metronomic mark, mew, mew up, moment, monopolize, mote, motte, mug, nabbing, nail down, never let go, nip, not let go, notation, number among, nurse, nurture, obsess, obtain, occupancy, occupation, occupy, occupy the attention, occur, offer, operate, opine, orate, original title, own, owning, participate in, pass, pass muster, pause, peel, peel tower, pen, pen up, perch, perdure, perennate, perpetuate, persevere, persist, personality, persuasion, pew, picking up, pile up, pillbox, pillow, pin down, pine, possess, possessing, possession, possessor, post, postpone, potato cellar, potency, pound, power, power grab, predicate, predominance, prehension, preoccupancy, preoccupation, preoccupy, preponderance, prepossession, presa, prescription, present, preserve, preside over, pressure, prestige, presume, prevail, preventive custody, proclaim, profess, proffer, prohibit, prolong, prop, property, property rights, propose, propound, proprietary rights, proprietor, protection, protective custody, protest, protract, prove out, prove to be, prove true, pull, pull in, purchase, put, put it, put off, put up, qualify, quit, rack, rail in, range, rath, reach, reach out, rebuff, receive, reckon, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, reduce, refrain, refrain from, refuse, regard, reign, rein, rein in, reinforce, reins of government, relinquish, remain, remain valid, renounce, repel, repertory, repository, repress, repulse, repute, reserve, reservoir, resist, restrain, restrict, retain, retard, retrench, rick, rob, rule, run, run on, running in, safehold, safekeeping, satisfy, save, save up, say, scrub, seal up, secrete, segno, seisin, seize, seizure, seizure of power, sense, serve, serve the purpose, set, set back, set down, set down as, shackle, shelf, shore, shore up, shoulder, show, shut in, shut up, sign, signature, slow down, slow up, slur, snatch, snatching, snub, socage, solidify, span, spare, speak, speak out, speak up, spellbind, spread, squat, squat on, squatting, squirrel, squirrel away, stabilitate, stabilize, stack, stack room, stall, stance, stand, stand for, stand on, stand the test, stand up, standing, standing place, state, stay, stay on, stay put, steady, stick, stick to, stick together, stick up, stock room, stock up, stockpile, stop, storage, store, store up, storehouse, storeroom, storm cellar, straddle, straiten, stretch, stretch out, strong point, stronghold, suasion, subbasement, sublease, submit, subscribe to, subsidize, subsist, subtle influence, subvention, suffice, suggestion, supply base, supply depot, support, suppose, suppress, supremacy, surmise, surround, survive, suspect, suspend, sustain, sway, sweep, swell, symbol, take, take for, take hold of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take it, take up, taking in, taking into custody, talons, tank, tarry, tempo mark, tenancy, tenantry, tender, tenure, tenure in chivalry, terminate, think, think of, thrust out, tide over, tie, tight grip, time signature, title, toehold, tower, tower of strength, traction, transfix, treasure, treasure house, treasure room, treasure up, treasury, trow, underbrace, undergird, underlease, underlie, underpin, underset, undertenancy, upbear, uphold, upkeep, upper hand, usucapion, usucapt, vat, vault, view as, villein socage, villeinhold, villenage, vinculum, wait, wall in, ward, warehouse, wash, waylay, wear, wear well, ween, weight, whip hand, wine cellar, withhold, withstand, work

ROGET THESAURUS

Hold

Preservation

VB preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold, keep up, keep alive, refrigerate, keep on ice, not willingly let die, bank up, nurse, save, rescue, be safe, make safe, take care of, guard, stare super antiquas vias, hold one's own, hold one's ground, stand one's ground, embalm, cure, salt, pickle, season, kyanize, bottle, pot, tin, can, sterilize, pasteurize, radiate, dry, lyophilize, freeze- dry, concentrate, evaporate, freeze, quick-freeze, deep-freeze, husband.

Coherence

VB cohere, adhere, stick, cling, cleave, hold, take hold of, hold fast, close with, clasp, hug, grow together, hang together, twine round, stick like a leech, stick like wax, stick close, cling like ivy, cling like a bur, adhere like a remora, adhere like Dejanira's shirt, glue, agglutinate, conglutinate, cement, lute, paste, gum, solder, weld, cake, consolidate, agglomerate.

Composition

VB be composed of, be made of, be formed of, be made up of, consist of, be resolved into, include, contain, hold, comprehend, take in, admit, embrace, embody, involve, implicate, drag into, compose, constitute, form, make, make up, fill up, build up, enter into the composition of.

Inaction

VB not do, not act, not attempt, be inactive, abstain from doing, do nothing, hold, spare, not stir, not move, not lift a finger, not lift a foot, not lift a peg, fold one's arms, fold one's hands, leave alone, let alone, let be, let pass, let things take their course, let it have its way, let well alone, let well enough alone, quieta non movere, stare super antiquas vias, rest and be thankful, live and let live, lie rest upon one's oars, laisser aller, faire, stand aloof, refrain, keep oneself from doing, remit one's efforts, relax one's efforts, desist, stop, pause, wait, lie in wait, bide one's time, take time, tide it over, cool one's heels, kick one's heels, while away the time, while away tedious hours, pass the time, fill up the time, beguile the time, talk against time, let the grass grow under one's feet, waste time, lie by, lie on the shelf, lie in ordinary, lie idle, lie to, lie fallow, keep quiet, slug, have nothing to do, whistle for want of thought, undo, do away with, take down, take to pieces, destroy.

Defense

N defense, protection, guard, ward, shielding, propugnation, preservation, guardianship, area defense, site defense, self-defense, self-preservation, resistance, safeguard, balistraria, bunker, screen, camouflage, fortification, munition, muniment, trench, foxhole, bulwark, fosse, moat, ditch, entrenchment, intrenchment, kila, dike, dyke, parapet, sunk fence, embankment, mound, mole, bank, sandbag, revetment, earth work, field- work, fence, wall dead wall, contravallation, paling, palisade, haha, stockade, stoccado, laager, sangar, barrier, barricade, boom, portcullis, chevaux de frise, abatis, abattis, abbatis, vallum, circumvallation, battlement, rampart, scarp, escarp, counter-scarp, glacis, casemate, vallation, vanfos, buttress, abutment, shore, breastwork, banquette, curtain, mantlet, bastion, redan, ravelin, vauntmure, advance work, horn work, outwork, barbacan, barbican, redoubt, fort-elage, fort-alice, lines, loophole, machicolation, sally port, hold, stronghold, fastness, asylum, keep, donjon, dungeon, fortress, citadel, capitol, castle, tower of strength, tower of strength, fort, barracoon, pah, sconce, martello tower, peelhouse, blockhouse, rath, wooden walls, bulletproof vest, armored vest, buffer, corner stone, fender, apron, mask, gauntlet, thimble, carapace, armor, shield, buckler, aegis, breastplate, backplate, cowcatcher, face guard, scutum, cuirass, habergeon, mail, coat of mail, brigandine, hauberk, lorication, helmet, helm, bassinet, salade, heaume, morion, murrion, armet, cabaset, vizor, casquetel, siege cap, headpiece, casque, pickelhaube, vambrace, shako, bearskin, panoply, truncheon, garrison, picket, piquet, defender, protector, guardian, bodyguard, champion, knight-errant, Paladin, propugner, bulletproof window, hardened site, defending, defensive, mural, armed, armed at all points, armed cap-a-pie, armed to the teeth, panoplied, iron-plated, ironclad, loopholed, castellated, machicolated, casemated, defended, proof against, armored, ballproof, bulletproof, hardened, defensively, on the defense, on the defensive, in defense, at bay, pro aris et focis, Int, no surrender!, defense not defiance, Dieu defend le droit, fidei defensor, defender of the faith.

VB defend, forfend, fend, shield, screen, shroud, engarrison, fend round, fence, entrench, intrench, guard, guard against, take care of, bear harmless, fend off, keep off, ward off, beat off, beat back, hinder, parry, repel, propugn, put to flight, give a warm reception to, hold at bay, keep at bay, keep arm's length, stand on the defensive, act on the defensive, show fight, maintain one's ground, stand one's ground, stand by, hold one's own, bear the brunt, stand the brunt, fall back upon, hold, stand in the gap.

Authority

N authority, influence, patronage, power, preponderance, credit, prestige, prerogative, jurisdiction, right, direction, government, divine right, dynastic rights, authoritativeness, absoluteness, absolutism, despotism, jus nocendi, jus divinum, mastery, mastership, masterdom, dictation, control, hold, grasp, grip, gripe, reach, iron sway, fangs, clutches, talons, rod of empire, commission, deputy, permission, at the head, dominant, paramount, supreme, predominant, preponderant, in the ascendant, influential, arbitrary, compulsory, stringent, at one's command, in one's power, in one's grasp, under control, in the name of, by the authority of, de par le Roi, in virtue of, under the auspices of, in the hands of, at one's pleasure, by a dash if the pen, by a stroke of the pen, ex mero motu, ex cathedra, from the chair, the gray mare the better horse, every inch a king.

Restraint

VB restrain, check, put under restraint, lay under restraint, enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall, restrict, debar, constrain, coerce, curb, control, hold back, hold from, hold in, hold in check, hold within bounds, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep within bounds, hold in leash, hold in leading strings, withhold, keep under, repress, suppress, smother, pull in, rein in, hold, hold fast, keep a tight hand on, prohibit, inhibit, cohibit, enchain, fasten, fetter, shackle, entrammel, bridle, muzzle, hopple, gag, pinion, manacle, handcuff, tie one's hands, hobble, bind hand and foot, swathe, swaddle, pin down, tether, picket, tie down, tie up, secure, forge fetters, disable, hamstring (incapacitate), confine, shut up, shut in, clap up, lock up, box up, mew up, bottle up, cork up, seal up, button up, hem in, bolt in, wall in, rail in, impound, pen, coop, inclose, cage, incage, encage, close the door upon, cloister, imprison, immure, incarcerate, entomb, clap under hatches, lay under hatches, put in irons, put in a strait-waistcoat, throw into prison, cast into prison, put into bilboes, arrest, take up, take charge of, take into custody, take prisoner, take captive, make prisoner, make captive, captivate, lead captive, lead into captivity, send to prison, commit to prison, commit, give in charge, give in custody, subjugate.

Prison

N prison, prison house, jail, gaol, cage, coop, den, cell, stronghold, fortress, keep, donjon, dungeon, Bastille, oubliette, bridewell, house of correction, hulks, tollbooth, panopticon, penitentiary, guardroom, lockup, hold, round house, watch house, station house, sponging house, station, house of detention, black hole, pen, fold, pound, inclosure, isolation (exclusion), penal settlement, penal colony, bilboes, stocks, limbo, quod, calaboose, chauki, choky, thana, workhouse, Newgate, Fleet, Marshalsea, King's Bench, Queen's Bench, bond, bandage, irons, pinion, gyve, fetter, shackle, trammel, manacle, handcuff, straight jacket, strait jacket, strait-jacket, strait-waistcoat, hopples, vice, vise, yoke, collar, halter, harness, muzzle, gag, bit, brake, curb, snaffle, bridle, rein, reins, bearing rein, martingale, leading string, tether, picket, band, guy, chain, cord, cavesson, hackamore, headstall, jaquima, lines, ribbons, bolt, deadbolt, bar, lock, police lock, combination lock, padlock, rail, wall, stone wall, paling, palisade, fence, picket fence, barbed wire fence, Cyclone fence, stockade fence, chain-link fence, barrier, barricade, drag.

Possession

N possession, seizin, seisin, ownership, occupancy, hold, holding, tenure, tenancy, feodality, dependency, villenage, villeinage, socage, chivalry, knight service, exclusive possession, impropriation, monopoly, retention, prepossession, preoccupancy, nine points of the law, corner, usucaption, future possession, heritage, inheritance, heirship, reversion, fee, seigniority, primogeniture, ultimogeniture, futures contract, warrant, put, call, option, right of first refusal, bird in hand, uti possidetis, chose in possession, possessing, worth, possessed of, seized of, master of, in possession of, usucapient, endowed with, blest with, instinct with, fraught with, laden with, charged with, possessed, on hand, by one, in hand, in store, in stock, in one's hands, in one's grasp, in one's possession, at one's command, at one's disposal, one's own, unsold, unshared, entbehre gern was du nicht hast, meum et tuum, tuum est.

VB possess, have, hold, occupy, enjoy, be possessed of, have in hand, own, command, inherit, come to, come in for, engross, monopolize, forestall, regrate, impropriate, have all to oneself, corner, have a firmhold of, get into one's hand, belong to, appertain to, pertain to, be in one's possession, vest in.

Cessation

VB cease, discontinue, desist, stay, halt, break off, leave off, hold, stop, pull up, stop short, stick, hang fire, halt, pause, rest, burn out, blow out, melt down, have done with, give over, surcease, shut up shop, give up, hold one's hand, stay one's hand, rest on one's oars repose on one's laurels, come to a stand, come to a standstill, come to a deadlock, come to a full stop, arrive, go out, die away, wear away, wear off, pass away, be at an end, disintegrate, self-destruct, intromit, interrupt, suspend, interpel, intermit, remit, put an end to, put a stop to, put a period to, derail, turn off, switch off, power down, deactivate, disconnect, bring to a stand, bring to a standstill, stop, cut short, arrest, stem the tide, stem the torrent, pull the check-string, pull the plug on, Int, hold!, stop!, enough!, avast!, have done!, a truce to!, soft!, leave off!, tenez!.

Eventuality

VB happen, occur, take place, take effect, come, become of, come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on, pass, present itself, fall, fall out, turn out, run, be on foot, fall in, befall, betide, bechance, prove, eventuate, draw on, turn up, crop up, spring up, pop up, arise, show up, show its face, appear, come forth, cast up, supervene, survene, issue, arrive, ensue, arise, start, hold, take its course, pass off, meet with, experience, enjoy, encounter, undergo, suffer, pass through, go through, be subjected to, be exposed to, fall to the lot of, be one's chance, be one's fortune, be one's lot, find, endure.

Receptacle

N receptacle, inclosure, recipient, receiver, reservatory, compartment, cell, cellule, follicle, hole, corner, niche, recess, nook, crypt, stall, pigeonhole, cove, oriel, cave, capsule, vesicle, cyst, pod, calyx, cancelli, utricle, bladder, pericarp, udder, stomach, paunch, venter, ventricle, crop, craw, maw, gizzard, breadbasket, mouth, pocket, pouch, fob, sheath, scabbard, socket, bag, sac, sack, saccule, wallet, cardcase, scrip, poke, knit, knapsack, haversack, sachel, satchel, reticule, budget, net, ditty bag, ditty box, housewife, hussif, saddlebags, portfolio, quiver, chest, box, coffer, caddy, case, casket, pyx, pix, caisson, desk, bureau, reliquary, trunk, portmanteau, band-box, valise, grip, grip sack, skippet, vasculum, boot, imperial, vache, cage, manger, rack, vessel, vase, bushel, barrel, canister, jar, pottle, basket, pannier, buck-basket, hopper, maund, creel, cran, crate, cradle, bassinet, wisket, whisket, jardiniere, corbeille, hamper, dosser, dorser, tray, hod, scuttle, utensil, brazier, cuspidor, spittoon, cistern, vat, caldron, barrel, cask, drum, puncheon, keg, rundlet, tun, butt, cag, firkin, kilderkin, carboy, amphora, bottle, jar, decanter, ewer, cruse, caraffe, crock, kit, canteen, flagon, demijohn, flask, flasket, stoup, noggin, vial, phial, cruet, caster, urn, epergne, salver, patella, tazza, patera, pig gin, big gin, tyg, nipperkin, pocket pistol, tub, bucket, pail, skeel, pot, tankard, jug, pitcher, mug, pipkin, galipot, gallipot, matrass, receiver, retort, alembic, bolthead, capsule, can, kettle, bowl, basin, jorum, punch bowl, cup, goblet, chalice, tumbler, glass, rummer, horn, saucepan, skillet, posnet, tureen, beaker, flask, Erlenmeyer flask, Florence flask, round-bottom flask, graduated cylinder, test tube, culture tube, pipette, Pasteur pipette, disposable pipette, syringe, vial, carboy, vacuum flask, Petri dish, microtiter tray, centrifuge tube, bail, beaker, billy, canakin, catch basin, catch drain, chatti, lota, mussuk, schooner, spider, terrine, toby, urceus, plate, platter, dish, trencher, calabash, porringer, potager, saucer, pan, crucible, glassware, tableware, vitrics, compote, gravy boat, creamer, sugar bowl, butter dish, mug, pitcher, punch bowl, chafing dish, shovel, trowel, spoon, spatula, ladle, dipper, tablespoon, watch glass, thimble, closet, commode, cupboard, cellaret, chiffonniere, locker, bin, bunker, buffet, press, clothespress, safe, sideboard, drawer, chest of drawers, chest on chest, highboy, lowboy, till, scrutoire, secretary, secretaire, davenport, bookcase, cabinet, canterbury, escritoire, etagere, vargueno, vitrine, chamber, apartment, room, cabin, office, court, hall, atrium, suite of rooms, apartment, flat, story, saloon, salon, parlor, by-room, cubicle, presence chamber, sitting room, best room, keeping room, drawing room, reception room, state room, gallery, cabinet, closet, pew, box, boudoir, adytum, sanctum, bedroom, dormitory, refectory, dining room, salle-a-manger, nursery, schoolroom, library, study, studio, billiard room, smoking room, den, stateroom, tablinum, tenement, bath room, bathroom, toilet, lavatory, powder room, john, jakes, necessary, loo, men's room, ladies' room, rest room, (uncleanness), 653 attic, loft, garret, cockloft, clerestory, cellar, vault, hold, cockpit, cubbyhole, cook house, entre-sol, mezzanine floor, ground floor, rez-de-chaussee, basement, kitchen, pantry, bawarchi-khana, scullery, offices, storeroom, lumber room, dairy, laundry, coach house, garage, hangar, outhouse, penthouse, lean-to, portico, porch, stoop, stope, veranda, patio, lanai, terrace, deck, lobby, court, courtyard, hall, vestibule, corridor, passage, breezeway, ante room, ante chamber, lounge, piazza, veranda, conservatory, greenhouse, bower, arbor, summerhouse, alcove, grotto, hermitage, lodging, bed, carriage, capsular, saccular, sacculated, recipient, ventricular, cystic, vascular, vesicular, cellular, camerated, locular, multilocular, polygastric, marsupial, siliquose, siliquous.

Lowness

N lowness, debasement, depression, prostration, depression, molehill, lowlands, basement floor, ground floor, rez de chaussee, cellar, hold, bilge, feet, heels, low water, low tide, ebb tide, neap tide, spring tide, low, neap, debased, nether, nether most, flat, level with the ground, lying low, crouched, subjacent, squat, prostrate, under, beneath, underneath, below, downwards, adown, at the foot of, under foot, under ground, down stairs, below stairs, at a low ebb, below par.

Base

N base, basement, plinth, dado, wainscot, baseboard, mopboard, bedrock, hardpan, foundation, substructure, substratum, ground, earth, pavement, floor, paving, flag, carped, ground floor, deck, footing, ground work, basis, hold, bilge, bottom, nadir, foot, sole, toe, hoof, keel, root, centerboard, bottom, undermost, nethermost, fundamental, founded on, based on, grounded on, built on.

Support

N support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, bait, caudex crib, point d'appui, pou sto, purchase footing, hold, locus standi, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention, floor, supporter, aid, prop, stand, anvil, fulciment, cue rest, jigger, monkey, stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage, sleeper, stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger, ratlings, staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle, bourdon, cowlstaff, lathi, mahlstick, post, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster, pediment, pedicle, pedestal, plinth, shank, leg, socle, zocle, buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment, baluster, banister, stanchion, balustrade, headstone, upright, door post, jamb, door jamb, frame, framework, scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis, trave, corner stone, summer, transom, rung, round, step, sill, angle rafter, hip rafter, cantilever, modillion, crown post, king post, vertebra, columella, backbone, keystone, axle, axletree, axis, arch, mainstay, trunnion, pivot, rowlock, peg, tiebeam, thole pin, board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet, trivet, arbor, rack, mantel, mantle piece, mantleshelf, slab, console, counter, dresser, flange, corbel, table, trestle, shoulder, perch, horse, easel, desk, clotheshorse, hatrack, retable, teapoy, seat, throne, dais, divan, musnud, chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall, arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair, couch, fauteuil, woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench, aparejo, faldstool, horn, long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair, lamba chauki, lamba kursi, saddle, pannel, pillion, side saddle, pack saddle, pommel, bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead, four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang, bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse, pillow, bolster, mat, rug, cushion, footstool, hassock, tabouret, tripod, monopod, Atlas, Persides, Atlantes, Caryatides, Hercules, supporting, supported, fundamental, dorsigerous, astride on, straddle.

VB be supported, lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on, have at one's back, bestride, bestraddle, support, bear, carry, hold, sustain, shoulder, hold up, back up, bolster up, shore up, uphold, upbear, prop, under prop, under pin, under set, riprap, bandage, give support, furnish support, afford support, supply support, lend support, give foundations, furnish foundations, afford foundations, supply foundations, lend foundations, bottom, found, base, ground, imbed, embed, maintain, keep on foot, aid.

Quiescence

VB be quiescent, stand still, lie still, keep quiet, repose, hold the breath, remain, stay, stand, lie to, ride at anchor, remain in situ, tarry, mark time, bring to, heave to, lay to, pull up, draw up, hold, halt, stop, stop short, rest, pause, anchor, cast to an anchor, come to an anchor, rest on one's oars, repose on one's laurels, take breath, stop, stagnate, quieta non movere, let alone, abide, rest and be thankful, keep within doors, stay at home, go to bed, dwell, settle, alight, stick, stick fast, stand like a post, not stir a peg, not stir a step, be at a stand, quell, becalm, hush, stay, lull to sleep, lay an embargo on.

Belief

VB believe, credit, give faith to, give credit to, credence to, see, realize, assume, receive, set down for, take for, have it, take it, consider, esteem, presume, count upon, depend upon, calculate upon, pin one's faith upon, reckon upon, lean upon, build upon, rely upon, rest upon, lay one's account for, make sure of, make oneself easy about, on that score, take on trust, take on credit, take for granted, take for gospel, allow some weight to, attach some weight to, know, know for certain, have know, make no doubt, doubt not, be, rest assured, persuade oneself, assure oneself, satisfy oneself, make up one's mind, give one credit for, confide in, believe in, put one's trust in, place in, repose in, implicit confidence in, take one's word for, at one's word, place reliance on, rely upon, swear by, regard to, think, hold, take, take it, opine, be of opinion, conceive, trow, ween, fancy, apprehend, have it, hold a belief, possess, entertain a belief, adopt a belief, imbibe a belief, embrace a belief, get hold of a belief, hazard, foster, nurture a belief, cherish a belief, have an opinion, hold an opinion, possess, entertain an opinion, adopt an opinion, imbibe an opinion, embrace an opinion, get hold of an opinion, hazard an opinion, foster an opinion, nurture an opinion, cherish an opinion, view as, consider as, take as, hold as, conceive as, regard as, esteem as, deem as, look upon as, account as, set down as, surmise, get it into one's head, take it into one's head, come round to an opinion, swallow, cause to be believed, satisfy, persuade, have the ear of, gain the confidence of, assure, convince, convict, convert, wean, bring round, bring over, win over, indoctrinate, cram down the throat, produce conviction, carry conviction, bring home to, drive home to, go down, find credence, pass current, be received, be current, possess, take hold of, take possession of the mind.

Ambush

N ambush, camouflage, mimicry, hiding place, secret place, secret drawer, recess, hold, holes and corners, closet, crypt, adytum, abditory, oubliette, ambush, ambuscade, stalking horse, lurking hole, lurking place, secret path, back stairs, retreat, screen, cover, shade, blinker, veil, curtain, blind, cloak, cloud, mask, visor, vizor, disguise, masquerade dress, domino, pitfall, trap, camouflaged, hidden, concealed, aux aguets.


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