: a small inland or inshore island
also : bottoms

Word History


Middle English, from Old English, from Old Norse hōlmr; akin to Old English hyll hill

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of holm was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near holm

Cite this Entry

“Holm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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