The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

1 definition found
 for To hold with
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hold \Hold\, v. i.
     In general, to keep one's self in a given position or
     condition; to remain fixed. Hence:
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; -- mostly in the
        [1913 Webster]
              And damned be him that first cries, "Hold, enough!"
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to
        remain unbroken or unsubdued.
        [1913 Webster]
              Our force by land hath nobly held.    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to
        endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.
        [1913 Webster]
              While our obedience holds.            --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
              The rule holds in land as all other commodities.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain
        attached; to cleave; -- often with with, to, or for.
        [1913 Webster]
              He will hold to the one and despise the other.
                                                    --Matt. vi. 24
        [1913 Webster]
     5. To restrain one's self; to refrain.
        [1913 Webster]
              His dauntless heart would fain have held
              From weeping, but his eyes rebelled.  --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     6. To derive right or title; -- generally with of.
        [1913 Webster]
              My crown is absolute, and holds of none. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
              His imagination holds immediately from nature.
        [1913 Webster]
     Hold on! Hold up! wait; stop; forbear. [Collog] -- To
     hold forth, to speak in public; to harangue; to preach.
     To hold in, to restrain one's self; as, he wanted to laugh
        and could hardly hold in.
     To hold off, to keep at a distance.
     To hold on, to keep fast hold; to continue; to go on. "The
        trade held on for many years," --Swift.
     To hold out, to last; to endure; to continue; to maintain
        one's self; not to yield or give way.
     To hold over, to remain in office, possession, etc., beyond
        a certain date.
     To hold to or To hold with, to take sides with, as a
        person or opinion.
     To hold together, to be joined; not to separate; to remain
        in union. --Dryden. --Locke.
     To hold up.
        (a) To support one's self; to remain unbent or unbroken;
            as, to hold up under misfortunes.
        (b) To cease raining; to cease to stop; as, it holds up.
        (c) To keep up; not to fall behind; not to lose ground.
            [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229