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  1. ahold(Noun)

    a hold, grip, grasp

  2. ahold(Adverb)

    to bring a ship to lie as near to the windward as it can to get out to sea

    Lay her ahold, ahold: set her two courses off to sea again. uE000346291uE001 Shakespeare, The Tempest

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ahold(adverb)

    near the wind; as, to lay a ship ahold

  2. Origin: [Pref. a- + hold.]


  1. Ahold

    Ahold is a Dutch international retailer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ahold is an AEX-listed company on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ahold

    a-hōld′, adv. (Shak.) near the wind, so as to keep clear of the land.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ahold

    A term of our early navigators, for bringing a ship close to the wind, so as to hold or keep to it.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ahold in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ahold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ahold in a Sentence

  1. Los Angeles.Read MoreWeathers:

    They were slippery and you couldn't keep ahold of them.

  2. Santa Ana woman:

    This bread is shared for celebrations, i'm lucky my children didn't get ahold of it.

  3. Richard Matt:

    These guys don’t strike me that way, but I don’t know what kind of book they got ahold of.

  4. Alien Life -RSB- Raymond:

    The interesting thing is that the Bacillus sends out these little shuttles to hopefully get ahold of iron and bring it back, but there is no guarantee.

  5. Billy Gardell:

    The story we wanted to tell, the story I wanted to tell, is about the greatness of first generation immigrants [ and ] about the focus and discipline, the hard work [ and ] rigorous honesty that goes with coming here and grabbing ahold of the American dream.

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