Noun Definition


1.Definition: a cell in a jail or prison

Related Noun(s):keep

Category: Objects

2.Definition: a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

"His detention was politically motivated", "The prisoner is on hold", "He is in the custody of police"

Related Noun(s):custody, detainment, detention

Category: General

3.Definition: a stronghold

Category: Objects

4.Definition: power by which something or someone is affected or dominated

"He has a hold over them"

Category: General

5.Definition: the act of grasping

"He released his clasp on my arm", "He has a strong grip for an old man", "She kept a firm hold on the railing"

Related Noun(s):clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip

Category: General

6.Definition: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

Related Noun(s):grip, handgrip, handle

Category: Objects

7.Definition: the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

Category: Objects

8.Definition: time during which some action is awaited

"Instant replay caused too long a delay", "He ordered a hold in the action"

Related Noun(s):delay, postponement, wait

Category: General

9.Definition: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

Related Noun(s):appreciation, grasp

Category: General