behold

  • 1 Behold — is a brand of Furniture Polish produced by the Sara Lee Corporation. Behold furniture polish and Endust dusting aid were previously produced by Drackett. When Drackett was sold to S. C. Johnson Son in 1992, these two products, Endust and Behold,… …

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  • 2 Behold — Be*hold , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beheld}(p. p. formerly {Beholden}, now used only as a p. a.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beholding}.] [OE. bihalden, biholden, AS. behealdan to hold, have in sight; pref. be + healdan to hold, keep; akin to G. behalten to… …

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  • 3 Behold — Be*hold , v. i. To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see. [1913 Webster] And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne, . . . a lamb as it had been slain. Rev. v. 6. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 behold — I verb catch sight of, clap eyes on, consider, descry, detect, discern, discover, distinguish, espy, examine, eye, gaze at, glimpse, heed, inspect, look, look at, look upon, make out, mark, notice, observe, perceive, pierce, recognize, regard,… …

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  • 5 behold — (v.) O.E. bihaldan (W.Saxon behealdan) give regard to, hold in view, also to keep hold of, to belong to, from BE (Cf. be ) + haldan, healdan (see HOLD (Cf. hold)). Related: Beheld; beholding. A common West Germanic compound, Cf. O.S. bihaldan… …

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  • 6 behold — *see, view, survey, observe, descry, espy, notice, perceive, discern, remark, note, contemplate Analogous words: watch, look, *see: regard, *consider …

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  • 7 behold — [v] regard; look at catch, consider, contemplate, descry, discern, distinguish, earmark, eye, eyeball*, feast one’s eyes*, flash*, lay eyes on*, note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, scan, see, spot, spy, survey, view, watch, witness; concepts …

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  • 8 behold — ► VERB (past and past part. beheld) archaic or literary ▪ see or observe. DERIVATIVES beholder noun. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 9 behold — [bē hōld′, bihōld′] vt. beheld, beholding [ME biholden < OE bihealdan, to hold, keep hold of: see BE & HOLD1] to hold in view; look at; see; regard interj. look; see SYN. SEE1 beholder n …

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  • 10 behold — [[t]bɪho͟ʊld[/t]] beholds, beholding, beheld 1) VERB If you behold someone or something, you see them. [LITERARY] [V n] She looked into his eyes and beheld madness... He was a joy to behold. 2) CONVENTION People used to say or write Behold to… …

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  • 11 behold — be|hold [bıˈhəuld US ˈhould] v [T] past tense and past participle beheld literary [: Old English; Origin: behealdan to keep, behold ] to see or to look at something sometimes used humorously be a sight/joy/pleasure etc to behold ▪ The beauty of… …

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  • 12 behold — I UK [bɪˈhəʊld] / US [bɪˈhoʊld] verb [transitive] Word forms behold : present tense I/you/we/they behold he/she/it beholds present participle beholding past tense beheld UK [bɪˈheld] / US past participle beheld literary to see something • a… …

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  • 13 behold — be|hold1 [ bı hould ] (past tense and past participle be|held [ bı held ] ) verb transitive LITERARY to see something a joy/marvel/wonder etc. to behold something that is enjoyable/marvelous/wonderful etc. to watch ╾ be|hold|er noun count behold… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 behold — be|hold sb.; i god behold; have æren i behold …

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  • 15 behold — verb (beheld; holding) Etymology: Middle English, to keep, behold, from Old English behealdan, from be + healdan to hold Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to perceive through sight or apprehension ; …

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  • 16 behold — beholdable, adj. beholder, n. /bi hohld /, v., beheld, beholding, interj. v.t. 1. to observe; look at; see. interj. 2. look; see: And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear. [bef. 900; ME …

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  • 17 behold — verb Behold is used with these nouns as the object: ↑sight …

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  • 18 behold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. see, espy; look at, watch, observe. interj. lo [and behold]! ecce! look! voilà! See vision, attention. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. observe, look at, see, view; see see 1 . See Synonym Study at see . III… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 behold — verb past tense and past participle beheld, (T) literary or old use to see or to look at something see also: lo and behold beholder noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 behold — 1. verb, literary no eyes beheld them Syn: see, observe, view, look at, watch, survey, witness, gaze at/upon, regard, contemplate, inspect, eye; catch sight of, glimpse, spot, spy, notice …

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