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behold

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verb be·hold \bi-ˈhōld, bē-\

Simple Definition of behold

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of behold

beheld

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beholding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to perceive through sight or apprehension :  see

  3. 2 :  to gaze upon :  observe

  4. intransitive verb
  5. —used in the imperative especially to call attention

beholder

noun

Examples of behold in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of behold

Middle English, to keep, behold, from Old English behealdan, from be- + healdan to hold


First Known Use: before 12th century



BEHOLD Defined for Kids

behold

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verb be·hold \bi-ˈhōld\

Definition of behold for Students

beheld

\-ˈheld\

beholding

  1. :  to look upon :  see <There I beheld a wondrous sight.>

beholder

noun




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