hold/hang on a moment

Definition of hold/hang on a moment

informal

  1. —used to tell someone to wait or to stop for a brief time “Aren't you finished yet?” “Hold on a moment. I'm almost done.” Hang on a moment—I don't understand.

Word by Word Definitions

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

hangplay
  1. :  to fasten to some elevated point without support from below :  suspend

    :  to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension

    :  to adjust the hem of (a skirt) so as to hang evenly and at a proper height

  1. :  the manner in which a thing is poised when suspended from above without support from below :  the way in which a thing hangs (see 1hang)

    :  declivity, slope

    :  droop

momentplay
  1. :  a minute portion or point of time :  instant

    :  a comparatively brief period of time

    :  present time


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