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Meaning of HOLT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Holt\,
    3d pers. sing. pres. of {Hold}, contr. from holdeth. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Holt\, n. [AS. holt; akin to LG. holt, D. hout, G. holz.
    Icel. holt; cf Gael. & Ir. coill wood, Gr. ? branch, shoot.]
    1. A piece of woodland; especially, a woody hill. ``Every
       holt and heath.'' --Chaucer.
    
             She sent her voice though all the holt Before her,
             and the park.                         --Tennyson.
    
    2. A deep hole in a river where there is protection for fish;
       also, a cover, a hole, or hiding place. `` The fox has
       gone to holt.'' --C. Kingsley.
    
    
 

 

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