verb \bi-ˈhōld, bē-\

: to look at (something) : to see (something)


Full Definition of BEHOLD

transitive verb
:  to perceive through sight or apprehension :  see
:  to gaze upon :  observe
intransitive verb
—used in the imperative especially to call attention
be·hold·er noun

Examples of BEHOLD

  1. Those who have beheld the beauty of the desert never forget it.
  2. <to anyone who beholds the immense complexity of life on earth>

Origin of BEHOLD

Middle English, to keep, behold, from Old English behealdan, from be- + healdan to hold
First Known Use: before 12th century


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