Meaning of "hold" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /həʊld/

the act of holding something in your hand:

Keep a tight hold on your tickets.
catch, grab, etc. hold of something/someone

to start holding something or someone:

He tried to escape, but I grabbed hold of his jacket.
get hold of something/someone

to get something:

I got hold of the book at the local library.

an area on a plane or ship for storing things:

a cargo hold

(Definition of “hold noun” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)