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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!
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For," she said to herself, "if my appearance was not displeasing to the prince when he saw me in the condition I was, how much more will he be struck with me when he beholds me with all my charms.
So from one to another they will go proclaiming his achievements; and presently at the tumult of the boys and the others the king of that kingdom will appear at the windows of his royal palace, and as soon as he beholds the knight, recognising him by his arms and the device on his shield, he will as a matter of course say, 'What ho
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God beholds your devotion and my martyrdom, and believe me, both will have their reward.
For a time, the Indian fable seemed realized: he had attained that height from which the Blackfoot warrior, after death, first catches a view of the land of souls, and beholds the happy hunting grounds spread out below him, brightening with the abodes of the free and generous spirits.
Make her feel the presence of the living God, who beholds all the past, to whom the darkness is as noonday; who is waiting now, at the eleventh hour, for her to turn to him, and confess her sin, and cry for mercy--now, before the night of death comes, and the moment of pardon is for ever fled, like yesterday that returneth not.
Some of the young men, with more flexible frames than their comrades, and perhaps with more courageous souls, bad a way of walking up the trunk of the cocoanut trees which to me seemed little less than miraculous; and when looking at them in the act, I experienced that curious perplexity a child feels when he beholds a fly moving feet uppermost along a ceiling.
He who has never swooned, is not he who finds strange palaces and wildly familiar faces in coals that glow; is not he who beholds floating in mid-air the sad visions that the many may not view; is not he who ponders over the perfume of some novel flower -- is not he whose brain grows bewildered with the meaning of some musical cadence which has never before arrested his attention.