Definition of behold in English:

behold

Syllabification: be·hold
Pronunciation: /biˈhōld
 
/

verb (past and past participle beheld /-ˈheld/)

[with object often in imperative] archaic or • literary

Phrases

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

see beauty.

Derivatives

beholder

noun
More example sentences
  • The meaning will vary accordingly to the beholders' perceptions.
  • Outside the museum the winds whipped the trees and raised clouds of dirt while inside 163 remarkably identical canvases did what they were painted to do, stirred an emotion in the heart of the beholders.
  • If you overdo the design it will touch the beholder's consciousness.

Origin

Old English bihaldan, from bi- 'thoroughly' + haldan 'to hold'.

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