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Meaning of BEHOLD

Pronunciation:  bi'howld

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  see, as with attention

BEHOLD is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: lay eyes on
 See Also: see



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 hold, keep. See {Hold}.]
    To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with
    the eyes.
          When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. --Num.
                                                   xxi. 9.
          Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of
          the world.                               --John. i. 29.
    Syn: To scan; gaze; regard; descry; view; discern.
  2. \Be*hold"\, v. i.
    To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look;
    to see.
          And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne, . .
          . a lamb as it had been slain.           --Rev. v. 6.
Thesaurus Terms
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