Definitions For Hold


  • The act of grasping
  • The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
  • The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  • A cell in a jail or prison
  • A stronghold
  • Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  • Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  • A state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  • Time during which some action is awaited


  • Keep from exhaling or expelling
  • Remain committed to
  • Assert or affirm
  • Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  • Hold the attention of
  • Be in accord; be in agreement
  • Declare to be
  • Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  • Protect against a challenge or attack
  • Aim, point, or direct
  • Drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  • Have or hold in one's hands or grip
  • Be the physical support of; carry the weight of
  • To close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement
  • Cover as for protection against noise or smell
  • Support or hold in a certain manner
  • Organize or be responsible for
  • Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  • Cause to stop
  • Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  • Secure and keep for possible future use or application
  • Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
  • Take and maintain control over, often by violent means
  • Keep from departing
  • Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • Stop dealing with
  • Be valid, applicable, or true
  • Be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  • Cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., keep clean'
  • Remain in a certain state, position, or condition
  • Contain or hold; have within
  • Be capable of holding or containing
  • Resist or confront with resistance
  • Have room for; hold without crowding
  • Have as a major characteristic
  • To have or keep (something) in your hand, arms, etc.
  • To put your arms around (someone) : to embrace or hug (someone)
  • To put or keep (something or someone) in a specified place or position

Is Hold a Scrabble Word?

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

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Hold is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Hold in a Sentence

  • Hold the rail so you won't fall.
  • He was holding a large package in his arms.
  • Would you hold this for me?

Synonyms for Hold

Antonyms for Hold

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