Ahold
Ahold A*hold", adv. [Pref. a- + hold.] Near the wind; as, to lay a ship ahold. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • ahold — [ə hōld′] n. Informal a hold get ahold of 1. to get in touch with [get ahold of her and let her know] 2. GET HOLD OF: see HOLD1 …   English World dictionary

  • Ahold — Infobox Company company name = Royal Ahold N.V. company company type = Public (Euronext|AH, FWB|AHO, [http://www.swx.com/market/quote chart en.html?id=NL0000331817CHF4 SWX: AHO] ) foundation = 1973 location = Amsterdam, the Netherlands key people …   Wikipedia

  • Ahold — Koninklijke Ahold Unternehmensform N.V. ISIN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ahold — Logo de Ahold Forme juridique Société Anonyme Siège social …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ahold — I. adverb Etymology: a (I) + hold, v. obsolete : near the wind II. əˈhōld, lt noun also aholt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ahold — Koninklijke Ahold N.V. Тип Naamloze Vennootschap …   Википедия

  • ahold — /euh hohld /, n. 1. Informal. a hold or grasp (often fol. by of): He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold! 2. get ahold of, Informal. See hold (def. 51). adv. 3. Naut. Archaic. close to the wind and on a single tack: to keep a vessel ahold. [1600 10; …   Universalium

  • AHOLD —    Royal Ahold’s origins date from the 19th century, when it started as Albert Heijn’s grocery store in Oostzaan, Northern Holland. The family concern went public in 1948 and became the largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands. After the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • ahold — a|hold [ ə hould ] adverb get ahold of something SPOKEN to obtain or buy something after trying to get it for a long time: I finally managed to get ahold of a copy of that book you were looking for. get/grab/take ahold of something to take… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ahold — [[t]əho͟ʊld[/t]] 1) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If you get ahold of someone or something, you manage to contact, find, or get them. [AM, INFORMAL] I tried again to get ahold of my cousin Joan. Syn: get hold of 2) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR pron refl… …   English dictionary

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