Base information:

  • Denotation: "to contain; to grasp; to retain (liquid, etc.); to observe, fulfill (a custom, etc.); to have as one's own; to have in mind (of opinions, etc.); to possess, control, rule; to detain, lock up; to foster, cherish, keep watch over; to continue in existence or action; to keep back from action"
  • Root: haldan, healdan
  • Root Language: Old English
  • Type: free
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Word sums:

  • a + Hold -> ahold