hold over

Definitions

  • The princess, holding a sword, stands over the sleeping snake
    The princess, holding a sword, stands over the sleeping snake
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hold over intimidate somebody (with a threat) "She was holding it over him"
    • v hold over hold over goods to be sold for the next season
    • v hold over hold back to a later time "let's postpone the exam"
    • v hold over continue a term of office past the normal period of time
    • v hold over keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As of 1996, Hee Haw holds the record for the longest running weekly first-run syndicated show in the history of television. It spanned over 4 decades, from the late '60s to the early '90s, airing every Saturday night at 7:00.
    • Hold over to postpone, to keep possession of land or a house beyond the term of agreement
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Quotations

  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas
    “Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.”
  • Judith Viorst
    Judith Viorst
    “Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. healdan; Old High Ger. haltan, Goth. haldan.

Usage

In literature:

Elmira sat in the rear gloom of the covered wagon with Sarah, holding her silk gown spread carefully over her knees.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It would help him to keep a hold over the little Heir-to-Empire.
"The Adventures of Akbar" by Flora Annie Steel
Hold the board over the top of the hole, so, Fly.
"Polly" by L. T. Meade
Being a Mugwump, the mere name of a party holds no superstitious sway over my imagination.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
Hold a mirror over a well on May first, and you will see the image of your future husband or wife.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
You thought you saw a way of getting a new hold over me!
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Sometimes I git blue and think she is just holding me as a safe thing to land on while she looks the field over.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
He then caught hold of the gunwales of the canoe and started to lift it over his head, but he plunged forward and down came the canoe again.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
Louis caught hold of the top of the fence firmly and told Johnny to climb up over his back.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
Rectus leaned over and directed, holding on to the line as well.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
Perhaps he could hold one of the officers at gunpoint; perhaps he could take over the ship.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Without pausing, he leaped up, and sat astraddle, leaning over and holding to it tightly with his hands.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
No, hold hard; the corner of that portmanter's over his hind leg.
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
It only meant seizing hold of a clump of wiry heather twice over and drawing himself to where his face was close to the sleeper.
"!Tention" by George Manville Fenn
Had it rolled over and over he must inevitably have lost his hold and been drowned.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
I claim rights over myself, and I will hold myself in pawn for no man.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
I feel that the laws and customs of your country will recover their hold over you and will separate us.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
The water is over my head, and I'm holding on to the cracks in the wall.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
As they were all equal there arose a demand for a bishop who should hold sway over them.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Holding the weapon close against his coat to muffle the click of the hammer, he cocked the revolver and shoved it forward over the ledge.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
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In poetry:

They have tied the world in a tether,
They have bought over God with a fee;
While three men hold together,
The kingdoms are less by three.
"A Song in Time of Order. 1852" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
O lover! laugh, and laughing hold
What follows after piety:
In faith of love be over-bold,
Lover, the other self of me--
The bitter word no more I hold.
"The Song Of Joy" by Thomas MacDonagh
And what if Palomydes also ride,
And over many a mountain and bare heath
Follow the questing beast with none beside?
Is he not able still to hold his breath
"Sir Galahad, A Christmas Mystery" by William Morris
Since above Time, upon Eternity
The lovely essence of true loving's set,
Time shall not triumph over you and me,
Nor-though we pay his debt -
Shall Death hold mastery.
"To His Maid" by Frank W Harvey
I mar the new cloth with my weeping,
And struggle to hold back the tears;
A fever comes over me, sweeping
My veins; and all through me goes creeping
A host of black terrors and fears.
"From Dawn To Dawn" by Morris Rosenfeld
The sunrise blended wave and cloud
In one broad flood of gold,
But touched with rose the world's white robes
In every curve and fold;
While the blue air did over all
Its breath in wonder hold.
"A White World" by Lucy Larcom

In news:

The amphitheater can hold over 7,500 guests and allows guests to bring their own blankets and coolers.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) – The Arab League said Thursday it would hold an emergency meeting over the increasing violence between Sudan and South Sudan.
(AP) — Lawyers for Penn State and a key witness in Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial are expected in court to argue over the university's request to put the man's lawsuit on hold.
Lawyers for Penn State and a key witness in Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial are expected in court to argue over the university's request to put the man's lawsuit on hold.
Here, Gallup shows Romney holding a slight lead over President Obama in mid-August.
The North Syracuse Parks Department is holding a recreational "Over 25 Basketball Program" this fall.
Fans of Billy Reid have long admired the guts and integrity of his suits — they're made with strong, sturdy cloths that hold up over time.
HOLDING PATTERN A project by Richard Meier at Market Street and Van Ness Avenue has been held up for five years because of concerns over wind conditions for pedestrians on surrounding streets.
She's played thousands of shows around the country and her no holds barred comedy has won over even the toughest of crowds.
Women have made modest advances in the boardroom over the past few years, now holding roughly 10% of directors' seats worldwide, according to a new report.
TUCSON, Ariz.—A system for holding US Border Patrol agents accountable over shootings remains complicated and opaque, an Arizona Daily Star investigation has found.
In Wednesday's 36-hole finale, Nurski entered the day holding a five-shot lead over Nick Wilson, who won the State Amateur Championship last month.
SOMERVILLE — The Cullman boys' basketball team built up a big first half lead and rode stellar guard play late to hold on for a season-opening 59-53 win over Brewer on Thursday night.
The TAIEX edged down yesterday, as investors decided to lock in recent gains and reduce their equity holdings due to uncertainty over the direction the government's efforts to boost the stock market would take, dealers said.
The US brokerage unit and a European unit of the former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc said they settled a dispute over $38 billion in asset claims, a major step toward customers and creditors recovering money.
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In science:

The same inequality also holds for the product over the path L′′ .
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
This inequality still holds true if we take the supremum in y over T n .
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
Define K, K ′ to be stably isomorphic (over F ) if and only if the following holds.
Generic algebras with involution of degree 8m
This holds with or without trace and integration over spacetime, to all orders and for general flavor spaces.
Generalized heat kernel coefficients
The analogous relation holds for the traced and integrated (over x) coefficients needed for the effective action.
Generalized heat kernel coefficients
Second, any algebra is a bimodule over itself by left- and right-multiplication, which should again still hold (see section 5).
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
Then the inequality rank ϕ ≤ 1 holds over a point [w ] ∈ P Symd V , if and only if, w = v d for some v ∈ V .
On equations defining coincident root loci
The actual goal is thus to arrange the conditions of the recognition theorem to hold over Y × (0, 1).
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Since a torus of rank a over the field of q elements has at least size q − 1 and CB (q) (u) has order divisible by q b , we see that |C | ≥ (q − 1)a q b , whence the second statement holds.
Derangements in simple and primitive groups
Conversely, if A is a vector bundle over M and the dual bundle A∗ admits a Lie algebroid structure ([[ , ]], ρ) then one may define a linear Poisson bracket { , } on A in such a way that (2.6) holds.
Jacobi groupoids and generalized Lie bialgebroids
Therefore inequality (B5) should hold before the integration over y for any fixed y .
Virtual Compton scattering in the generalized Bjorken region and positivity bounds on generalized parton distributions
It is shown in (Proposition 2.4) that this property holds for types over a single atom.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
In the latter case, the equivalence actually holds only in the low temperature limit, when forward scattering dominates over lateral scattering by a factor of the order of λT /a.
Large amplitude spin waves in ultra-cold gases
The present case, however, holds an interesting advantage over the previous case in that there is no need for a detector to detect photons of mode Y.
Generalized Measurement and Conclusive Teleportation with Nonmaximal Entanglement
In these works, however, RPA was assumed (but not proven) to hold over the nonlinear time.
Probability densities and preservation of randomness in wave turbulence
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