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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

2
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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Now it was Nadal who needed something special, but he had to dig deep just to hold serve, saving the Scot's ninth break point of the set.
In the second, Gasquet did well to hold serve at 2-2 but couldn't manage it a second time when in his next service game, Nadal lifted a forehand  to take his second break point and go up 4-3. Gasquet wasn't going down without a fight though and he leveled the scores when he forced a break point and took it.
Both players held serve but Murray could do nothing about Fish's first serves and the pressure was on to hold serve and he did not disappoint to keep the status quo at 5-5.
The set stayed on serve until the 12th game, with the 32-year-old needing to hold serve to force a tiebreaker.
Rochus won a game, but soon dropped his racquet in frustration after a horrible drop shot as Murray went on to hold serve and extend his lead.
his first break point of the match,but Bjorkman simply waited for the errors to come to hold serve and seal victory.
Both struggled to hold serve in the second, with Ulihrach seeing his early advantage wiped out.
Arazi finally managed to put some pressure on the Rusedski serve in the second game of the second set but the 25-year-old responded well and three booming serves helped him hold serve. Unfortunately Arazi proved less resilient and two more costly errors gifted Rusedski the crucial break in the sixth game.
She failed to hold serve throughout a nervous, error-ridden first set and Sanchez-Vicario managed to reply to everything her opponent sent down.
He snatched the opening set by taking the tiebreak 7-2 but a lapse in concentration gave Tsonga the second only for Monfils to break early in the decider and hold serve to wrap up the win in one hour and 46 minutes.
Rochus won a game but soon dropped his racquet in frustration after a horrible drop shot as Murray went on to hold serve and extend his lead.
Kim continued to hold serve comfortably with Rusedski showing little sign of getting back on top.