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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)

Full Definition of behold

be·heldplay \-ˈheld\be·hold·ing

  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

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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