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Corona Co*ro"na (k?-r?"n?), n.; pl. L. {Coron[ae]} (-n?), E. {Coronas} (-n?z). [L. corona crown. See {Crown}.] 1. A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as to form a drip. See Illust. of {Column}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or the skull; a crown. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin. [1913 Webster]

5. (Astronomy) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola, which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the sun is totally eclipsed by the moon. [1913 Webster]

6. (Bot.) (a) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil. (b) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ. [1913 Webster]

7. (Meteorol.) (a) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as the sun or moon. (b) A peculiar phase of the {aurora borealis}, formed by the concentration or convergence of luminous beams around the point in the heavens indicated by the direction of the dipping needle. [1913 Webster]

8. A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged pyramidically. Called also {corona lucis}. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]

9. (Mus.) A character [[pause]] called the {pause} or {hold}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hold — Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed, tend… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …   English World dictionary

  • hold — Ⅰ. hold [1] ► VERB (past and past part. held) 1) grasp, carry, or support. 2) keep or detain. 3) have in one s possession. 4) contain or be capable of containing. 5) have or occupy (a job or position) …   English terms dictionary

  • Hold — Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough! Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold — vb 1 hold back, withhold, reserve, detain, retain, *keep, keep back, keep out Analogous words: *restrain, inhibit, curb, check: preserve, conserve, *save Contrasted words: *relinquish, surrender, abandon, resign, yield 2 …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Hold — (h[=o]ld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; often used with the verbs take and lay. [1913 Webster] Ne have I not twelve pence within… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold — vt held, hold·ing 1 a: to have lawful possession or ownership of held the property as tenants in common the band hold s the title to the car b: to have as a privilege or position of responsibility hold ing …   Law dictionary

  • Hold — may refer to: * Hold, to delay temporarily the handling of * Hold (ship), interior cargo space * Hold (aviation), a place for an aircraft to loop around near its destination * Hold (baseball), a statistic that may be awarded to a relief pitcher * …   Wikipedia

  • hold — [n] grasp, possession authority, clasp, clench, clinch, clout, clutch, control, dominance, dominion, grip, influence, occupancy, occupation, ownership, pull, purchase, retention, sway, tenacity, tenure; concepts 190,343,710 Ant. dispossession,… …   New thesaurus

  • Hold — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexander Hold (* 1962), deutscher Richter und Fernsehschauspieler Carl Hold (1871–1946), deutscher Politiker und Industrieller Hans Hold (1826 1910), Schweizer Politiker (FDP Liberale) und Militär… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hold — Hold, er, este, adj. et adv. 1) Geneigt, des andern Glück gern zu sehen, Liebe gegen denselben empfindend, ohne Unterschied des Standes; nur in Gestalt eines Nebenwortes. Der Herr wird den Demüthigen hold seyn, Sir. 3, 20. Mosen waren beyde Gott… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

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