behold, lay eyes on(verb)
see with attention
To see, or to look at.
Origin: From beholden, from behealdan, from bihaldanan, equivalent to . Cognate with behouden, behalten, and beholde.
to have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes
to direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see
Behold is a brand of furniture polish produced by Nakoma Products, LLC. Behold furniture polish and Endust dusting aid were previously produced by Sara Lee. When Drackett was sold to S. C. Johnson & Son in 1992, these two products, Endust and Behold, were sold to Sara Lee. In 2010 the product lines Endust and Behold were sold to Nakoma Products LLC. Located in Coal City, Illinois. The company introduced a new glass cleaner and oven/grill cleaner under the Behold brand name in 2012. S. C. Johnson produces Pledge, a similar product to Behold. William R. Johnson, now president of H.J. Heinz, was assistant brand manager for Behold at Drackett, 1974-1977. The National Institutes of Health household products database lists Behold as containing propane and butane and naphtha. Propane and isobutane blends are used as propellants for household cleaners. Aerosol furniture polishes apply a thin layer of silicone oils, rather than the thicker, more durable layer of solid waxes. Fine furniture craftsmen warn that the silicone oils can penetrate through tiny cracks in the finish and make eventual refinishing very difficult.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-hōld′, v.t. to look upon: to contemplate.—v.i. to look: to fix the attention:—pa.t. and pa.p. beheld′.—imper. or interj. see! lo! observe!—adj. Behold′en, bound in gratitude: obliged (with to).—n. Behold′er, one who beholds: an onlooker.—adj. Behold′ing (Shak.), beholden.—n. (Shak.) sight, contemplation. [A.S. behealdan, to hold, observe—pfx. be-, and healdan, to hold.]
The numerical value of behold in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of behold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You're going to have these things happen and it's a horrible thing to behold, horrible.
I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
Well, lo and behold, kids in the neighborhood found out there was a 'parent-free zone' and it all ended up in disaster.
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
We were just coming down for a beach walk -- we come down here quite a bit -- and lo and behold there's a chopper on the beach, we thought maybe it was a movie shot or a movie set or something like that.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- виждам, гледамBulgarian
- mirar, vigilarCatalan, Valencian
- schauen, sehen, anschauen, ansehen, betrachtenGerman
- contemplar, mirar, observar, he aquíSpanish
- regarder, voirFrench
- amhaircScottish Gaelic
- megpillant, meglát, észreveszHungarian
- Гледа, СледиMacedonian
- ver, contemplarPortuguese
- смотреть, глядетьRussian
- gledati, posmatratiSerbo-Croatian
- bakmak, işteTurkish
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