Definitions starting with H

ID #2190

hold (1)

v. 1. [OED, to occupy, be in (a place): 1704 "One who holds the very next aparment"] to be temporarily lodged: They can't hold in my house (Nassau). (Black)

2. [passive sense of hold contain] to be contained: That gon hold [of a liquid poured into a pot just large enough to contain it] (Exuma). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-10-18 21:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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