To bind (someone) to a consequence of that person's actions. (verb)
To be or remain valid; to apply; to hold true; to hold good. (verb)
To win one's own service game. (verb)
To organise an event or meeting. (verb)
A grasp or grip. (noun)
Something reserved or kept. (noun)
A position or grip used to control the opponent. (noun)
The percentage the house wins on a gamble. (noun)
An instance of holding one's service game, as opposed to being broken. (noun)
The cargo area of a ship or aircraft, (often cargo hold). (noun)
Examples of word hold
I was not entirely sure that I should be able to hold my own with him, but I at least had the purpose made to do as well as I could upon him; and now I say that I will not be the first to cry Â“hold.
Without saying anything of my intentions to any one, I mounted the railing, and taking hold of the centre rope, just below the upper block, I put one foot on the hook below the lower block, and stepped off just as I did so some one called out Â“hold on.
* puts me on hold for 5 minutes -I still have the customer on hold*
He's being held by Mary Landrieu, who admits that her hold is about the White House's moratorium on offshore drilling, not about Lew, who she says â€œclearly possesses the expertise necessary to serve as one of the President's most important economic advisors.â€
"Despite The Post's claim to the contrary, my hold is absolutely related to Mr. Lew and the position he seeks," Landrieu wrote in response.