Simple Definition of behold
: to look at (something) : to see (something)
Examples of behold in a sentence
Those who have beheld the beauty of the desert never forget it.
<to anyone who beholds the immense complexity of life on earth>
Origin and Etymology of behold
Middle English, to keep, behold, from Old English behealdan, from be- + healdan to hold
First Known Use: before 12th century
Rhymes with behold
acold, age-old, ahold, all told, bifold, billfold, black gold, blindfold, blue mold, bread mold, choke hold, controlled, Cotswold, cuckold, eightfold, enfold, fanfold, fivefold, fool's gold, foothold, fourfold, freehold, gatefold, go gold, green mold, handhold, head cold, household, ice-cold, infold, knock cold, leaf mold, leasehold, make bold, ninefold, old gold, onefold, on hold, pinfold, potholed, roothold, scaffold, sheepfold, sixfold, slime mold, stokehold, stone-cold, stronghold, take hold, tenfold, threefold, threshold, toehold, twice-told, twofold, unfold, unmold, untold, uphold, white gold, whole-souled, withhold
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