Definitions For Ahold


AHOLD (uncountable) (informal) A hold, grip, grasp. }}

Usage notes

Mainly used in phrases such as catch, lay hold of, lay, take or get ahold of, get ahold of, on or upon something. In formal writing, this word is generally avoided in favor of a more formal synonym.


{{trans-top}} German: sich zusammenreißen, jemanden zwischen die Finger bekommen Russian: захва́т, m, уде́рживание, n


{{en-adv, -}} (nautical, obsolete) (of a ship) Brought to lie as near to the windward as it can to get out to sea, and thereby held steady.


German: dicht am Wind

Alternative forms

a-hold {{qualifier, adverb}}

Etymology 1

a + hold

Etymology 2

a + hold

Is Ahold a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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The word Ahold is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

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