3. Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist. "While our obedience holds." (Milton) "The rule holds in land as all other commodities." (Locke)
6. To derive right or title; generally with of. "My crown is absolute, and holds of none." (Dryden) "His imagination holds immediately from nature." (Hazlitt) Hold on! Hold up! wait; stop; forbear. To hold forth, to speak in public; to harangue; to preach. To hold in, to restrain one's self; as, he wanted to laugh and could hardly hold in. To hold off, to keep at a distance. To hold on, to keep fast hold; to continue; to go on. "The trade held on for many years," . To hold out, to last; to endure; to continue; to maintain one's self; not to yield or give way. To hold over, to remain in office, possession, etc, beyond a certain date. To hold to or with, to take sides with, as a person or opinion. To hold together, to be joined; not to separate; to remain in union. . To hold up. To support one's self; to remain unbent or unbroken; as, to hold up under misfortunes. To cease raining; to cease to stop; as, it holds up. To keep up; not to fall behind; not to lose ground.
(01 Mar 1998)
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