hold

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

hold

noun

Definition of HOLD

1
the act or manner of holding <make sure you have a firm hold on the chain saw before you turn it on>
Near Antonyms release, relinquishment
2
a structure or place from which one can resist attack <the ruins of an ancient Roman hold>
3
the right or means to command or control others <the government has no hold over where we live and work>
Near Antonyms helplessness, weakness
4
the state or fact of being able to exchange information regarding one's current situation <I worry that I won't be able to get hold of you in an emergency>
5
a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody <upon hearing the guilty verdict, the accused realized that he would lie in that godforsaken hold for the remainder of his life>
Near Antonyms outside
6
the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something <I need to get hold of the situation before planning a course of action>
7
the state of being held in lawful custody <a suspected terrorist who was abducted at an airport and put in hold at an undisclosed location>
Antonyms discharge, release

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