Definition of behold in English:
verb (past and past participle beheldbɪˈhɛld)[with object, often in imperative] archaic or literary
See or observe (someone or something, especially of remarkable or impressive nature): behold your lord and prince! the botanical gardens were a wonder to behold
More example sentences
- 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.
look at, see, observe, view, watch, survey, gaze at, gaze upon, stare at, scan, witness, regard, contemplate, inspect, eye;
take note of, pay attention to, mark, remark, consider, pay heed to
informal clap eyes on, lay eyes on, set eyes on, have/take a gander at, have a squint at, get a load of, check out, gawp at, size up
British informal have/take a dekko at, have/take a butcher's at, have/take a shufti at, clock
North American informal eyeball
literary espy, descry
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
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan