: a small woods : copse

Word History


Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German holz wood, Greek klados twig

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Holt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

Biographical Definition

Holt 1 of 2

biographical name (1)

Harold Edward 1908–1967 Australian politician; prime minister (1966–67)


2 of 2

biographical name (2)

Luther Emmett 1855–1924 American pediatrician
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