Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun holding

2 senses of holding

Sense 1
retention, keeping, holding -- (the act of retaining something)
       => possession, ownership -- (the act of having and controlling property)

Sense 2
property, belongings, holding -- (something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";)
       => possession -- (anything owned or possessed)

Antonyms of verb hold

1 of 36 senses of hold

Sense 2
hold, take hold -- (have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him")
       Antonym of let go of (Sense 1)
      => let go of, let go, release, relinquish -- (release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hold

36 senses of hold

Sense 1
keep, maintain, hold -- (keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes")
          Phrasal Verb-> hold back#1; hold out#2; hold over#3; hold out#5; hold up#3

Sense 2
hold, take hold -- (have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him")

Sense 3
hold, throw, have, make, give -- (organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course")
       => direct -- (be in charge of)

Sense 4
have, have got, hold -- (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard")

Sense 5
deem, hold, view as, take for -- (keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible")
       => see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do")

Sense 6
harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse -- (maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 7
restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")
       => disable, disenable, incapacitate -- (make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer")

Sense 8
retain, hold, keep back, hold back -- (secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree")
       => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

Sense 9
bear, hold -- (have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade")
       => have, have got, hold -- (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard")

Sense 10
hold, support, sustain, hold up -- (be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?")

Sense 11
hold, bear, carry, contain -- (contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water")
       => include -- (have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers")

Sense 12
accommodate, hold, admit -- (have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people")

Sense 13
hold -- (remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching")
       => continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep -- (continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight")

Sense 14
hold, carry, bear -- (support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright")

Sense 15
prevail, hold, obtain -- (be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 16
hold -- (assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good")
       => affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear -- (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")

Sense 17
hold -- (have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 18
contain, take, hold -- (be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 19
reserve, hold, book -- (arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

Sense 20
defend, guard, hold -- (protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks")
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 21
oblige, bind, hold, obligate -- (bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise")
       => relate -- (have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers")

Sense 22
hold -- (hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound")
       => capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant -- (attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts")

Sense 23
hold -- (remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas")
       => think, believe, consider, conceive -- (judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior")

Sense 24
defy, withstand, hold, hold up -- (resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held")
       => resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm -- (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)

Sense 25
apply, hold, go for -- (be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone")
       => refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with -- (be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

Sense 26
hold -- (stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting")
       => postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off -- (hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam")

Sense 27
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

Sense 28
hold -- (keep from departing; "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse")
       => prevent, keep -- (stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles")

Sense 29
hold -- (take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week")
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 30
halt, hold, arrest -- (cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 31
hold -- (cover as for protection against noise or smell; "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 32
carry, hold -- (drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry")
       => drink, booze, fuddle -- (consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night")

Sense 33
hold -- (aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames")
       => aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent")

Sense 34
declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 35
agree, hold, concur, concord -- (be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point")

Sense 36
hold -- (keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath")
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

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