Holdback to Holly
1. Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.
The only holdback is the affection . . . that we bear to our wealth.Hammond.
2. The projection or loop on the thill of a vehicle. to which a strap of the harness is attached, to hold
back a carriage when going down hill, or in backing; also, the strap or part of the harness so used.
(Hold"er), n. One who is employed in the hold of a vessel.
1. One who, or that which, holds.
2. One who holds land, etc., under another; a tenant.
3. (Com.) The payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or holds it.
Holder is much used as the second part of a compound; as, shareholder, officeholder, stockholder,etc.
(Hold"er-forth`) n. One who speaks in public; an haranguer; a preacher. Addison.
1. Something used to secure and hold in place something else, as a long flat-headed nail, a catch a
hook, a clinch, a clamp, etc.; hence, a support. "His holdfast was gone." Bp. Montagu.
2. (Bot.) A conical or branching body, by which a seaweed is attached to its support, and differing from
a root in that it is not specially absorbent of moisture.
1. The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.
2. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.
3. That which holds, binds, or influences. Burke.
4. The burden or chorus of a song. [Obs.] Shak.
Holding note (Mus.), a note sustained in one part, while the other parts move.
(Hole) a. Whole. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Hole), n. [OE. hol, hole, AS. hol, hole, cavern, from hol, a., hollow; akin to D. hol, OHG. hol,
G. hohl, Dan. huul hollow, hul hole, Sw. hål, Icel. hola; prob. from the root of AS. helan to conceal.
See Hele, Hell, and cf. Hold of a ship.]
1. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a
perforation; a rent; a fissure.
The holes where eyes should be.Shak.
The blind wallsTennyson.
Were full of chinks and holes.
The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid.2 Kings xii. 9.