Behold \Be*hold"\, v. i. To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see. [1913 Webster]

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne, . . . a lamb as it had been slain. --Rev. v. 6. [1913 Webster]

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  • Behold — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • behold — (v.) O.E. bihaldan (W.Saxon behealdan) give regard to, hold in view, also to keep hold of, to belong to, from BE (Cf. be ) + haldan, healdan (see HOLD (Cf. hold)). Related: Beheld; beholding. A common West Germanic compound, Cf. O.S. bihaldan… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • behold — ► VERB (past and past part. beheld) archaic or literary ▪ see or observe. DERIVATIVES beholder noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • behold — [bē hōld′, bihōld′] vt. beheld, beholding [ME biholden < OE bihealdan, to hold, keep hold of: see BE & HOLD1] to hold in view; look at; see; regard interj. look; see SYN. SEE1 beholder n …   English World dictionary

  • behold — [[t]bɪho͟ʊld[/t]] beholds, beholding, beheld 1) VERB If you behold someone or something, you see them. [LITERARY] [V n] She looked into his eyes and beheld madness... He was a joy to behold. 2) CONVENTION People used to say or write Behold to… …   English dictionary

  • behold — be|hold [bıˈhəuld US ˈhould] v [T] past tense and past participle beheld literary [: Old English; Origin: behealdan to keep, behold ] to see or to look at something sometimes used humorously be a sight/joy/pleasure etc to behold ▪ The beauty of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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