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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.

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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The Democrats in Congress win on making prescription drugs affordable (53%-29%), holding down federal spending (44%-41%), strengthening Social Security (49%-38%), creating jobs (46%-42%), and for the middle class (51%-40%).
To make room for these buttons, select the Orders subform and the Orders Detail subform (select both subforms by clicking on one of them, then holding down the Shift key and clicking on the second one) and drag them down about a half-inch.
Other business initiatives include holding down labor costs by maintaining the employee base around 1,000, outsourcing when economical and necessary to prevent service backlogs, and accelerating system upgrades to assure improved reliability.
Go to the first date you want selected, and then, while holding down the Ctrl key, click on any other dates you want to view.
The underlying business remains strong as we have benefited from higher natural gas prices, the addition of newly drilled natural gas wells to our pipeline system and continued diligence in holding down operating costs.
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Mark Unterbach, chief executive officer of Contractor Online, said the biggest concern his members have had since the company was formed has been holding down insurance costs.
Delete the extra items by highlighting them in the OrderDate Footer, CompanyName Footer, Page Footer and Report Footer (as show in exhibit 12, page 74) and holding down the Shift key, clicking in the boxes and pressing the delete key.
And then, if you want to activate one of the commands in the Format menu, keep holding down the Alt key and press the underlined letter in the menu list.