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  • The state an object holds is always private to that object.
  • But all that only holds good up to a point.
  • A woman who holds the office is also known as a Lord Mayor.
  • Mexico holds more free trade agreements than any other country in the world.
  • This holds true today, for many areas of the world.
  • The government holds the executive power in local government affairs.
  • Throughout most of the series, she holds the rank of lieutenant commander.
  • This also holds true for any other location without an atmosphere.
  • He who holds the place, or he who holds the Faith?
  • Let us see why the last property holds.
  • But who knows what the future holds for me?
  • Today, it is the Government, not the King, which holds chief executive power.
  • Media is a common name for what actually holds the data in the storage device.
  • It does not make any finding of facts, and thus holds no trials.
  • In effect, the executive branch holds almost all power.
  • The speaker of the state Senate also holds the title of lieutenant-governor.
  • The President holds office for seven years, and can be elected for a maximum of two terms.
  • The executive holds a great deal of power, and the legislature has little power to shape laws.
  • The democratic peace theory holds that democracies will never go to war with one another.
  • However, it is the Commission that currently holds executive powers over the European Union.
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Root form of holds is hold for both verb and noun.

Meaning of holds

  • noun Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
    he has a hold over them
  • noun A stronghold
  • noun A cell in a jail or prison
  • verb Have or hold in one's hands or grip
    Hold this bowl for a moment, please, A crazy idea took hold of him
  • verb Organize or be responsible for
    hold a reception, have, throw, or make a party, give a course
  • verb Be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    The beam holds up the roof, He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam, What's holding that mirror?
  • verb Contain or hold; have within
    The jar carries wine, The canteen holds fresh water, This can contains water
  • verb Remain in a certain state, position, or condition
    The weather held, They held on the road and kept marching
  • verb Support or hold in a certain manner
    She holds her head high, He carried himself upright
  • verb Assert or affirm
    Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good
  • verb Have as a major characteristic
    The novel holds many surprises, The book holds in store much valuable advise
  • verb Hold the attention of
    The soprano held the audience, This story held our interest, She can hold an audience spellbound
  • verb Remain committed to
    I hold to these ideas
  • verb Stop dealing with
    hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting
  • verb Keep from departing
    Hold the taxi, Hold the horse
  • verb Take and maintain control over, often by violent means
    The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week
  • verb Cover as for protection against noise or smell
    She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate, hold one's nose
  • verb Aim, point, or direct
    Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames
  • verb Keep from exhaling or expelling
    hold your breath