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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 ?
She had long wanted to behold these hidden glories, and to know the Laurence boy, who looked as if he would like to be known, if he only knew how to begin.
Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.
Let us behold, in poor Hepzibah, the immemorial, lady--two hundred years old, on this side of the water, and thrice as many on the other, --with her antique portraits, pedigrees, coats of arms, records and traditions, and her claim, as joint heiress, to that princely territory at the eastward, no longer a wilderness, but a populous fertility,--born, too, in Pyncheon Street, under the Pyncheon Elm, and in the Pyncheon House, where she has spent all her days, --reduced.
It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
How often did he shrink with curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold some uncouth being tramping close behind him
I was watching to see where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon from the bed corner, slips out the long wooden stock, unsheathes the head, whets it a little on his boot, and striding up to the bit of mirror against the wall, begins a vigorous scraping, or rather harpooning of his cheeks.
As you behold it, you involuntarily yield the immense superiority to him, in point of pervading dignity.
Brightest Seraph tell In which of all these shining Orbes hath Man His fixed seat, or fixed seat hath none, But all these shining Orbes his choice to dwell; That I may find him, and with secret gaze, Or open admiration him behold On whom the great Creator hath bestowd Worlds, and on whom hath all these graces powrd; That both in him and all things, as is meet, The Universal Maker we may praise; Who justly hath drivn out his Rebell Foes To deepest Hell, and to repair that loss Created this new happie Race of Men To serve him better: wise are all his wayes.
What you think you see, you see not," he replied; "it is not given to you, nor to any other Being to behold my internal parts.
Full of faith and hope, Ernest doubted not that what the people said was true, and that now he was to behold the living likeness of those wondrous features on the mountainside.
After much toil, he reached the summit of a lofty cliff, but it was only to behold gigantic peaks rising all around, and towering far into the snowy regions of the atmosphere.
It is very probable that, had the Battle of Salamis never been fought, the face of the world would have been much as we behold it now, fashioned by the mediocre inspiration and the short-sighted labours of men.