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be·hold

 (bĭ-hōld′)
v. be·held (-hĕld′), be·hold·ing, be·holds
v.tr.
To see, look upon, or gaze at: I beheld a figure in the distance. See Synonyms at see1.
v.intr.
Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.

[Middle English biholden, from Old English behaldan : be-, be- + healdan, to hold.]

be·hold′er n.

behold

(bɪˈhəʊld)
(often used in the imperative to draw attention to something) vb, -holds, -holding or -held
to look (at); observe
[Old English bihealdan; related to Old High German bihaltan, Dutch behouden; see be-, hold]
beˈholder n

be•hold

(bɪˈhoʊld)

v. be•held, be•hold•ing,
interj. v.t.
1. to observe; look at; see.
interj.
2. look; see.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English behaldan to keep. See be-, hold 1]
be•hold′er, n.

behold


Past participle: beheld
Gerund: beholding

Imperative
behold
behold
Present
I behold
you behold
he/she/it beholds
we behold
you behold
they behold
Preterite
I beheld
you beheld
he/she/it beheld
we beheld
you beheld
they beheld
Present Continuous
I am beholding
you are beholding
he/she/it is beholding
we are beholding
you are beholding
they are beholding
Present Perfect
I have beheld
you have beheld
he/she/it has beheld
we have beheld
you have beheld
they have beheld
Past Continuous
I was beholding
you were beholding
he/she/it was beholding
we were beholding
you were beholding
they were beholding
Past Perfect
I had beheld
you had beheld
he/she/it had beheld
we had beheld
you had beheld
they had beheld
Future
I will behold
you will behold
he/she/it will behold
we will behold
you will behold
they will behold
Future Perfect
I will have beheld
you will have beheld
he/she/it will have beheld
we will have beheld
you will have beheld
they will have beheld
Future Continuous
I will be beholding
you will be beholding
he/she/it will be beholding
we will be beholding
you will be beholding
they will be beholding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beholding
you have been beholding
he/she/it has been beholding
we have been beholding
you have been beholding
they have been beholding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beholding
you will have been beholding
he/she/it will have been beholding
we will have been beholding
you will have been beholding
they will have been beholding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beholding
you had been beholding
he/she/it had been beholding
we had been beholding
you had been beholding
they had been beholding
Conditional
I would behold
you would behold
he/she/it would behold
we would behold
you would behold
they would behold
Past Conditional
I would have beheld
you would have beheld
he/she/it would have beheld
we would have beheld
you would have beheld
they would have beheld
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.behold - see with attentionbehold - see with attention; "behold Christ!"
see - perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"

behold

verb (Archaic or literary) look at, see, view, eye, consider, study, watch, check, regard, survey, witness, clock (Brit. slang), examine, observe, perceive, gaze, scan, contemplate, check out (informal), inspect, discern, eyeball (slang), scrutinize, recce (slang), get a load of (informal), take a gander at (informal), take a dekko at (Brit. slang), feast your eyes upon He was a joy to behold.

behold

verb
To apprehend (images) by use of the eyes:
Scots: ken.
Translations
يُشاهِدُ ، يُعايِنُ
spatřitvidět
seskue
sjásjá, líta
išvysti
ieraudzītredzēt
zočiť

behold

[bɪˈhəʊld] (beheld (pt, pp)) VT (liter) → contemplar
behold!¡mire!
behold the results!¡he aquí los resultados!
see also lo

behold

[bɪˈhəʊld] [beheld] [bɪˈhɛld] (pt, pp) vtapercevoir, voir

behold

pret, ptp <beheld>
vt (liter)sehen, erblicken (liter); behold!und siehe (da); (Rel) → siehe; behold thy servantsiehe deinen Diener

behold

[bɪˈhəʊld] (beheld (pt, pp)) vt (old) (liter) → scorgere, vedere

behold

(biˈhəuld) past tense, past participle beheld (biˈheld) verb
to see. What a sight to behold!
References in classic literature ?
Beneath his cage hung two miniatures, of Mrs Linkinwater's execution; one representing herself, and the other Tim; and both smiling very hard at all beholders.
As far as the spiritual character of the period overpowers the artist and finds expression in his work, so far it will retain a certain grandeur, and will represent to future beholders the Unknown, the Inevitable, the Divine.
His weather-beaten and handsome face, his portly presence, his shirt- fronts and broad cuffs and gold links, his air of bluff distinction, impressed the humble beholders (stevedores, tally clerks, tide-waiters) as he walked ashore over the gangway of his ship lying at the Circular Quay in Sydney.
He was very little distinguished in dress from his subjects, nor had he any regalia of majesty to support his dignity; and yet there seemed (as Mr Jones said) to be somewhat in his air which denoted authority, and inspired the beholders with an idea of awe and respect; though all this was perhaps imaginary in Jones; and the truth may be, that such ideas are incident to power, and almost inseparable from it.
Only on one point were they agreed; and that was the haunting sense of unexpressed deformity with which the fugitive impressed his beholders.
For as eager beholders have we come; we wanted to see what brighteneth dim eyes.
Consequently, the pony being deterred by no considerations of duty or obedience, and not having before him the slightest fear of the human eye, had at length started off, and was at that moment rattling down the street--Mr Chuckster, with his hat off and a pen behind his ear, hanging on in the rear of the chaise and making futile attempts to draw it the other way, to the unspeakable admiration of all beholders.
It was the idea of the beholders that these figures went to join the mysterious funeral that had halted in front of the Province House; yet that supposition seemed to be contradicted by the air of triumph with which they waved their hands, as they crossed the threshold and vanished through the portal.
And I rest so composedly, Now, in my bed, That any beholder Might fancy me dead -- Might start at beholding me, Thinking me dead.
Go and gaze upon all the paintings in Europe, and where will you find such a gallery of living and breathing commotion on canvas, as in that triumphal hall at Versailles; where the beholder fights his way, pell-mell, through the consecutive great battles of France; where every sword seems a flash of the Northern Lights, and the successive armed kings and Emperors dash by, like a charge of crowned centaurs?
Nevertheless, we perfectly well recognize the different mental states of volition implied in "lying", "sitting", and "standing", which are to some extent indicated to a beholder by a slight increase of lustre corresponding to the increase of volition.
Then as to jewelry: in the way of finger-rings, ear-rings, necklaces, and other female glories, nothing within reach of the trapper's means is omitted that can tend to impress the beholder with an idea of the lady's high estate.