Anything that's held is controlled or kept by someone (or something). A city, for example, might be held by an attacking army.


imp. & p. p. of Hold.

occupied or in the control of; often used in combination; "enemy-held territory"

imp. & p. p. of Hold.

imp. & p. p.
of Hold


Held , imp. & p. p. of Hold.

imp. & p. p. of Hold.


Usage Examples

Architecture is about public space held by buildings.

Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change.

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us.

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.

A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.

Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony.

Happiness held is the seed Happiness shared is the flower.

And I understand that, I testified in closed hearings over eight years because there are intelligence matters, there are sensitive matters that should not be held in a public hearing.

Besides the healthcare bill being unconstitutional and a great expansion of federal government, I think if it does not respect people's individual religious views and makes groups or individuals do things that are contrary to their deeply held beliefs, there is going to be a visceral negative reaction.

And I feel that we in our society should not be held by any such myth that we should do everything we can to gain a delight and joy in our society with all the available parts of the palette.

As a sophomore, I wanted to play varsity in three sports. And I accomplished that. It was a great feat that year, and something I held special. I wanted to bring a championship team to Oceanside High School, and it happened. It was a great year that I will never forget.

And, of course, in the Philippines there were so many thousands of Americans that were captured by the Japanese and held and who were rescued by Filipino Americans, or Filipinos I should say, and by U.S. troops near the close of the war.


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