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Meaning of HOLDFAST

Pronunciation:  'howld`fast

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

HOLDFAST is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: fastener, fastening, fixing
 See Also: bellyband, buckle, button, carabiner, catch, clasp, cleat, clip, clothes peg, clothes pin, clothespin, constraint, corrugated fastener, cottar, cotter, cringle, dowel, dowel pin, eyelet, fillet, grommet, grummet, hook and eye, joggle, karabiner, knot, lashing, link, linkup, lock, locker, loop, nail, nut and bolt, paper fastener, pin, press stud, restraint, screw, seal, sealing wax, slide fastener, snap fastener, snap ring, stopping, tie, tie-in, wiggle nail, zip, zip-fastener, zipper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hold"fast`\, n.
1. Something used to secure and hold in place something else,
   as a long fiat-headed nail, a catch a hook, a clinch, a
   clamp, etc.; hence, a support. ``His holdfast was gone.''
   --Bp. Montagu.

2. (Bot.) A conical or branching body, by which a seaweed is
   attached to its support, and differing from a root in that
   it is not specially absorbent of moisture.