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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

hold
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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During the last weeks, hundreds of Moroccans held against their will by the Polisario-militia in the Tindouf camps managed to join their homeland, Morocco.
Though Bach didn't make his NHL debut until Friday, two days after his 25th birthday, Edwards said goaltenders take longer to develop than skaters and Bach's age should not be held against him.
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Summary: Marrakech - A peace convoy heading to the southern city of Lagouira called, on Tuesday in Marrakech, for lifting the blockade imposed on the population held against their will for over three decades in Tindouf Camps (Southwestern Algeria).
Defendants can stay silent in the face of government charges, and their silence is not to be held against them.
Summary: Geneva - The Dakhla-based NGO Arrai drew the attention of the United Nations Council of Human Rights (HRC) to the suffering endured by the Moroccan Sahrawis held against their will for over three decades in the Tindouf camps (southwest of Algeria).
She claims she was assaulted, held against her will and suffered emotional distress.
No guests or staff were harmed in any way, and no one was held against their will.
Summary: Geneva - Algeria's rigid stance regarding the self-determination principle cannot conceal the grave human rights abuses committed against the Moroccan population held against their will in the Tindouf camps (southwest of Algeria), Morocco's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva Omar Hilale said on Tuesday.
An excuse that merely covers the political bias held against Reagan, who forsook Hollywood liberalism for grass-roots conservatism.
Petersen Foundation to pay down the existing bonds held against the Petersen Automotive Museum building.
Summary: Laayoune - A group of 16 people recently joined their homeland, Morocco, after escaping Tindouf camps in south-western Algeria, where the population held against their will continue to be denied basic living conditions.