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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

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(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.

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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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AICPA and AcSEC will continue to be vital contributors to better financial reporting, thereby ensuring that AcSEC and related task forces continue to attract volunteers who are the best of the profession and hold service to the public interest in the highest regard.
The ASP vendor portion of the study will concentrate on companies which hold service level agreements (SLAs) with end-users and will include quantitative surveys designed to indicate, among other things, which types of companies are offering hosted application services, the types of applications most commonly being offered and company statistics such as number of employees and time in business, Lugenbuehl explained.
MacDonald noted that in an industry which is dominated by discussions of rate discounts and profitability, "it's vital that carriers who hold service in particularly high regard, and demonstrate that commitment consistently, be recognized and honored.
hold service at no additional charge for customers who wanted to receive their packages at many of the company's nearly 2,000 locations around the world.
20, Chang struggled to hold service and repeatedly came up short on rallies from the baseline.
Destiny Church Aberdeen moved to Cineworld Union Square at the weekend and will hold services there every Sunday.
The university will hold services at its Hendricks Chapel and at Lubin House on its Manhattan campus.
Methodists in Ingleby Greenhow used to hold services in neighbouring farmhouses.