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 hold, keep. See {Hold}.] To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes. [1913 Webster]

When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. --Num. xxi. 9. [1913 Webster]

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John. i. 29. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To scan; gaze; regard; descry; view; discern. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Beholding — Be*hold ing, a. Obliged; beholden. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I was much bound and beholding to the right reverend father. Robynson (More s Utopia). [1913 Webster] So much hath Oxford been beholding to her nephews, or sister s children. Fuller. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beholding — Be*hold ing, n. The act of seeing; sight; also, that which is beheld. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beholding — be·hold || bɪ həʊld v. see, observe, view, perceive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beholding — be·hold·ing …   English syllables

  • beholding — noun perception by means of the eyes • Syn: ↑visual perception, ↑seeing • Derivationally related forms: ↑see (for: ↑seeing) • Hypernyms: ↑perception …   Useful english dictionary

  • Uncleftish Beholding — is a short text written by Poul Anderson. It is written using almost exclusively words of Germanic origin, and was intended to illustrate what the English language might look like if it had not received its considerable number of loanwords from… …   Wikipedia

  • Dvārakā — See Dwarka for the modern city. Not to be confused with the historical Dvaravati kingdom of Thailand. In the Mahabharata, Dvārakā (also known as Dvāravatī, both names meaning the many gated [city] in Sanskrit; sometimes transcribed as Dwaraka and …   Wikipedia

  • Draupadi — Draupadi. Painting by Raja Ravi Varma. In the epic Mahābhārata, Draupadi, also known as Kṛṣṇā draupadī (Devanagari: कृष्णा द्रौपदी; approximate pronunciation: [krɪʂɳaː d …   Wikipedia

  • Beatific vision — In Roman Catholic theology, the beatific vision is the eternal and direct perception of God enjoyed by those who are in Heaven, imparting supreme happiness or blessedness.While humans understanding of God while alive is indirect (mediated), the… …   Wikipedia

  • Anga Kingdom — Anga was a kingdom ruled by non Vedic rulers. Anga king Lomapada was a friend of Kosala king Dasaratha. Kosala Princess Santha , elder to Raghava Rama, lived as the daughter of Lomapada, since he was childless. Duryodhana established Karna as the …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”