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hold

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1. Wrestling a way of seizing one's opponent
2. Music a pause or fermata
3. 
a. a tenure or holding, esp of land
b. (in combination): leasehold; freehold

hold

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the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

Hold

 

an area in the hull of a ship, between the lower deck and the bottom or second bottom.

A hold may be used for cargo, ship’s machinery, or supplies. The number of holds depends on the purpose and size of the ship. On passenger ships the length of the holds is determined by the conditions of unsinkability; for cargo ships, several classification societies regulate the number of holds depending on the length of the ship and establish a maximum length for holds. On refrigerator ships, the holds are lined on the inside with heat insulation. Cargo holds have ventilation equipment and devices for the detection and extinguishing of fires; they are usually loaded and unloaded through cargo hatches.

hold

[hōld]
(aerospace engineering)
A scheduled or unscheduled pause in a testing or launching sequence or countdown of a missile or space vehicle.
(computer science)
To retain information in a computer storage device for further use after it has been initially utilized.
(electronics)
To maintain storage elements at equilibrium voltages in a charge storage tube by electron bombardment.
(engineering)
The interior of a ship or plane, especially the cargo compartment.
(industrial engineering)
A therblig, or basic operation, in time-and-motion study in which the hand or other body member maintains an object in a fixed position and location.
(mechanical engineering)
A machine motion that is halted by an operator or interlock until it is restarted.

hold

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Typical holding procedure at intersection of VOR radials.
hold
i. To keep an aircraft within a specified space or location that is identified by visual or other means in accordance with instructions given by concerned air traffic agency.
ii. To wait at an airfield at any time after arrival and before departure under instructions from ATC (air traffic control).
iii. An above- or below-floor compartment in all-cargo aircraft.
iv. A manual adjustment for the vertical or horizontal synchronization of a raster display.
v. An underfloor cargo compartment.
vi. To hold a parachute into the wind to reduce groundspeed.
vii. To refrain from firing at a target, as in to hold fire.
viii. To hold an aircraft off the ground when landing. Also referred to as a hold off.
ix. To stop and maintain position as in “line up and hold” and “hold position.” The former means that an aircraft is cleared to line up for takeoff but must obtain clearance, while the latter means that the aircraft should stop movement on the ground and maintain its existing position.
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They wore, like the men, only skins of wild animals caught about their waists with rawhide belts or chains of gold; but the black masses of their hair were incrusted with golden headgear composed of many circular and oval pieces of gold ingeniously held together to form a metal cap from which depended at each side of the head, long strings of oval pieces falling to the waist.
The appearance of Lady Clarinda is as present to me as if I had met her yesterday; and of the memorable conversation which we two held together privately, toward the close of the evening, it is no exaggeration to say that I can still call to mind almost every word.
Calhoun said: "A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.
Two keys,' repeated the Notary; 'one of which gave her the opportunities of roaming through the house at nights when you supposed her fast locked up, and of overhearing confidential consultations--among others, that particular conference, to be described to-day before a justice, which you will have an opportunity of hearing her relate; that conference which you and Mr Brass held together, on the night before that most unfortunate and innocent young man was accused of robbery, by a horrible device of which I will only say that it may be characterised by the epithets which you have applied to this wretched little witness, and by a few stronger ones besides.
They straddled on two chairs, the flour sacks beneath them on the floor and held together by rope-lashings.
Though he soon made himself 'the brains of the Whig party,' which at times nothing but his energy and ability held together, and though in consequence he was retained in Parliament virtually to the end of his life, he was never appointed to any office except that of Paymaster of the Forces, which he accepted after he had himself had the annual salary reduced from L25,000 to L4,000, and which he held for only a year.
As it was, Mr Gowan seemed transferred to Daniel Doyce's mind; at all events, it so happened that it usually fell to Mr Doyce's turn, rather than to Clennam's, to speak of him in the friendly conversations they held together.
This conception held together, it worked; but what it meant for him depended now clearly on the amount of forbearance his recent action, or rather his recent inaction, had engendered.
The condemned girl held together with her teeth her imperfectly fastened shift.
These German airships were held together by rib-like skeletons of steel and aluminium and a stout inelastic canvas outer-skin, within which was an impervious rubber gas-bag, cut up by transverse dissepiments into from fifty to a hundred compartments.
In good time next morning, however, we came again in sight of the detestable morass called Cairo; and stopping there to take in wood, lay alongside a barge, whose starting timbers scarcely held together.
There were twenty fifty-pound notes of the Bank of England, held together by an india-rubber band--nothing else.