Dictionary

TWL06 (US, Canada and Thailand) Yes 8 Points
SOWPODS (UK and Others) Yes 8 Points
Enable (Words with Friends) Yes 8 Points

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is hold a word in Scrabble?

    Yes, hold is a valid word in scrabble.As per TWL06 dictionary it has 8 points,As per SOWPODS dictionary it has 8 points.

  • Is hold a word in Words With Friends?

    Yes, hold is a valid word in words with friends. As per Words with Friends dictionary it has 8 points.

Definition(s)

Noun
1.
meaning: the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo ;
synonyms: {cargo_area}; {cargo_deck}; {cargo_hold}; {storage_area}
2.
meaning: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it;
examples: he grabbed the hammer by the handle; it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
synonyms: {handle}; {grip}; {handgrip}
3.
meaning: a cell in a jail or prison ;
synonyms: {keep}
4.
meaning: a stronghold ;
5.
meaning: a state of being confined (usually for a short time);
examples: his detention was politically motivated; the prisoner is on hold; he is in the custody of police
synonyms: {detention}; {detainment}; {custody}
6.
meaning: time during which some action is awaited;
examples: instant replay caused too long a delay; he ordered a hold in the action
synonyms: {delay}; {time_lag}; {postponement}; {wait}
7.
meaning: power by which something or someone is affected or dominated;
examples: he has a hold over them
8.
meaning: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something;
examples: he has a good grasp of accounting practices
synonyms: {appreciation}; {grasp}
9.
meaning: the act of grasping;
examples: he released his clasp on my arm; he has a strong grip for an old man; she kept a firm hold on the railing
synonyms: {clasp}; {clench}; {clutch}; {clutches}; {grasp}; {grip}
Verb
1.
meaning: keep from exhaling or expelling;
examples: hold your breath
2.
meaning: be in accord;
examples: be in agreement; We agreed on the terms of the settlement; I can't agree with you!; I hold with those who say life is sacred; Both philosophers concord on this point
synonyms: {agree}; {concur}; {concord}
3.
meaning: declare to be;
examples: She was declared incompetent; judge held that the defendant was innocent
synonyms: {declare}; {adjudge}
4.
meaning: aim, point, or direct;
examples: Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames
5.
meaning: drink alcohol without showing ill effects;
examples: He can hold his liquor; he had drunk more than he could carry
synonyms: {carry}
6.
meaning: cover as for protection against noise or smell;
examples: She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate; hold one's nose
7.
meaning: cause to stop;
examples: Halt the engines; Arrest the progress; halt the presses
synonyms: {halt}; {arrest}
8.
meaning: take and maintain control over, often by violent means;
examples: The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week
9.
meaning: keep from departing;
examples: Hold the taxi; Hold the horse
10.
meaning: lessen the intensity of;
examples: temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger
synonyms: {control}; {hold_in}; {contain}; {check}; {curb}; {moderate}
11.
meaning: stop dealing with;
examples: hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting
12.
meaning: be pertinent or relevant or applicable;
examples: The same laws apply to you!; This theory holds for all irrational numbers; The same rules go for everyone
synonyms: {apply}; {go_for}
13.
meaning: resist or confront with resistance;
examples: The politician defied public opinion; The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear; The bridge held
synonyms: {defy}; {withstand}; {hold_up}
14.
meaning: remain committed to;
examples: I hold to these ideas
15.
meaning: hold the attention of;
examples: The soprano held the audience; This story held our interest; She can hold an audience spellbound
16.
meaning: bind by an obligation;
examples: cause to be indebted; He's held by a contract; I'll hold you by your promise
synonyms: {oblige}; {bind}; {obligate}
17.
meaning: protect against a challenge or attack;
examples: Hold that position behind the trees!; Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks
synonyms: {defend}; {guard}
18.
meaning: arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance;
examples: reserve me a seat on a flight; The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family; please hold a table at Maxim's
synonyms: {reserve}; {book}
19.
meaning: be capable of holding or containing;
examples: This box won't take all the items; The flask holds one gallon
synonyms: {contain}; {take}
20.
meaning: have as a major characteristic;
examples: The novel holds many surprises; The book holds in store much valuable advise
21.
meaning: assert or affirm;
examples: Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good
22.
meaning: be valid, applicable, or true;
examples: This theory still holds
synonyms: {prevail}; {obtain}
23.
meaning: support or hold in a certain manner;
examples: She holds her head high; He carried himself upright
synonyms: {carry}; {bear}
24.
meaning: remain in a certain state, position, or condition;
examples: The weather held; They held on the road and kept marching
25.
meaning: have room for;
examples: hold without crowding; This hotel can accommodate 250 guests; The theater admits 300 people; The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people
synonyms: {accommodate}; {admit}
26.
meaning: contain or hold;
examples: have within; The jar carries wine; The canteen holds fresh water; This can contains water
synonyms: {bear}; {carry}; {contain}
27.
meaning: be the physical support of;
examples: carry the weight of; The beam holds up the roof; He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam; What's holding that mirror?
synonyms: {support}; {sustain}; {hold_up}
28.
meaning: have rightfully;
examples: of rights, titles, and offices; She bears the title of Duchess; He held the governorship for almost a decade
synonyms: {bear}
29.
meaning: secure and keep for possible future use or application;
examples: The landlord retained the security deposit; I reserve the right to disagree
synonyms: {retain}; {keep_back}; {hold_back}
30.
meaning: to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement;
examples: This holds the local until the express passengers change trains; About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade; The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center; The terrorists held the journalists for ransom
synonyms: {restrain}; {confine}; {constrain}
31.
meaning: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings);
examples: bear a grudge; entertain interesting notions; harbor a resentment
synonyms: {harbor}; {harbour}; {entertain}; {nurse}
32.
meaning: keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view;
examples: take for granted; view as important; hold these truths to be self-evident; I hold him personally responsible
synonyms: {deem}; {view_as}; {take_for}
33.
meaning: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;
examples: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard
synonyms: {have}; {have_got}
34.
meaning: organize or be responsible for;
examples: hold a reception; have, throw, or make a party; give a course
synonyms: {throw}; {have}; {make}; {give}
35.
meaning: have or hold in one's hands or grip;
examples: Hold this bowl for a moment, please; A crazy idea took hold of him
synonyms: {take_hold}
36.
meaning: cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity;
examples: e.g., `keep clean'; hold in place; She always held herself as a lady; The students keep me on my toes
synonyms: {keep}; {maintain}
Source of definition(s) is WordNet ® Princeton University wordnet.princeton.edu
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