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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 ?
Of course they were the most remarkable children ever born, as will be shown when I mention that they walked at eight months, talked fluently at twelve months, and at two years they took their places at table, and behaved with a propriety which charmed all beholders.
By dint of superhuman effort, and putting such a seal upon their lips as never mortals put before, the two girls succeeded in keeping their wonderful news to themselves; although it was obvious to all beholders that they were in an extraordinary and abnormal state of mind.
He had sunk in her arms, and his face dropped on her breast: a sight so touching, yet so terrible in the tremendous wrong and suffering which had gone before it, that the two beholders covered their faces.
These reminded me, in reference to Miss Murdstone's nature, of the fetters over a jail door; suggesting on the outside, to all beholders, what was to be expected within.
Fairest resemblance of thy Maker faire, Thee all living things gaze on, all things thine By gift, and thy Celestial Beautie adore With ravishment beheld, there best beheld Where universally admir'd; but here In this enclosure wild, these Beasts among, Beholders rude, and shallow to discerne Half what in thee is fair, one man except, Who sees thee?
He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.
She now used her hands as a comb, and if her feet had seemed like bits of crystal in the water, her hands looked like pieces of driven snow among her locks; all which increased not only the admiration of the three beholders, but their anxiety to learn who she was.
Only on one point were they agreed; and that was the haunting sense of unexpressed deformity with which the fugitive impressed his beholders.
But, exerting a sudden energy, that made all the beholders stand aghast, Father Hooper snatched both his hands from beneath the bedclothes, and pressed them strongly on the black veil, resolute to struggle, if the minister of Westbury would contend with a dying man.
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.
With her little circle of beholders this remarkable woman reminded him of the Fat Lady at a fair.
It must not be concealed, however, that the impression wrought by this fairy sign manual varied exceedingly, according to the difference of temperament in the beholders.