Definitions for hold fast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to(verb)

    stick to firmly

    "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"


  1. Hold fast

    A hold fast is an accessory used on a woodworking workbench to fix a workpiece to the top or side of the bench while it is being worked. A hold fast is shaped like a shepherd's hook. In use, the shank fits loosely into a hole in the top or side of the bench and the tip of the hook is pressed against the work. The hold fast is set by rapping the top with a mallet, which causes the shaft to wedge against the sides of the hole. It is released by hitting the back side. A holdfast is also a plinth or pedestal, usually of concrete, to which an anti-aircraft or coastal battery gun was fitted. Holdfasts are often the only evidence for a weapon that survives.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bible:

    Prove all things hold fast that which is good.

  2. Bible, New Testament, I Thessalonians:

    Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

  3. Langston Hughes:

    Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

  4. Langston Hughes:

    Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

  5. George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon:

    Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on hold fast hold out. Patience is genius.

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