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 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 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 “clearly possesses the expertise necessary to serve as one of the President's most important economic advisors.”
"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.