Definition of behold in English:
verb (past and past participle beheld /bɪˈhɛld/)[with object, often in imperative] archaic or literary
- Hardly had I seated myself when my eyes beheld a child staring accusingly at me.
- As such the film evokes the pleasure of beholding an actor perform a part with nothing forced in it, one that Michael Caine dons like a favorite suit.
- Make sure the audience beholds you, not your gown.
Old English bihaldan, from bi- 'thoroughly' + haldan 'to hold'. Parallel Germanic words have the sense 'maintain, retain'; the notion of 'looking' is found only in English.
Words that rhyme with beholdbold, cold, enfold, fold, foretold, gold, hold, mould (US mold), old, outsold, scold, self-controlled, sold, told, uncontrolled, undersold, unpolled, uphold, withhold, wold
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