Definition of hold:

part of speech: noun

The whole interior cavity of a ship; the space where the cargo is stored.

part of speech: noun

A grasp, as with the hands; an embrace; power of keeping or seizing; influence; a fortified place; a prison.

part of speech: verb

To stop; to detain; to have or grasp in the hand; to keep; to keep steady or fast; to contain; to possess; to be true; not to fail; to stick; to adhere; to maintain, as an opinion.

part of speech: interjection

Be still! forbear! stop.

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The inner part or heart of anything, as of fruit; among founders, the centre part of a mould, meant to keep hollow any casting in metal. ...