What does behold mean?

Definitions for behold
bɪˈhoʊldbe·hold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. behold, lay eyes on(verb)

    see with attention

    "behold Christ!"

Wiktionary

  1. behold(Verb)

    To see, or to look at.

    Etymology: From beholden, from behealdan, from bihaldanan, equivalent to . Cognate with behouden, behalten, and beholde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behold(verb)

    to have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes

  2. Behold(verb)

    to direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see

Freebase

  1. Behold

    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

  1. Behold

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behold in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of behold in a Sentence

  1. Mary:

    My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour. Because He hath looked down on the lowliness of His handmaid: for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Because the Mighty One hath done great things for me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generation: on those who fear Him. He showeth might in His arm: He scattereth the proud in the conceit of their heart. He casteth down the mighty from theirthrone: and exalteth the lowly. He filleth the hungry with good things: and the rich He sendeth away empty. He hath received His servant Israel: being mindful of His mercy. As He spake to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed forever.

  2. Lisa Derderian:

    She was joking with people at the birthday party, she said I may have Covid-19, and lo and behold, she did.

  3. Victor Hugo:

    Should we continue to look upwards Is the light we can see in the sky one of those which will presently be extinguished The ideal is terrifying to behold, lost as it is in the depths, small, isolated, a pin-point, brilliant but threatened on all sides by the dark forces that surround it nevertheless, no more in danger than a star in the jaws of the clouds. (Les Miserables)

  4. Bible, Psalms 133:

    Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.

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  • Arthur Covington
    St. John 19:25-27 used this word in 2 forms. #1. Jesus said to his mother. behold = to see or "look at" her son. #2. To his disciple John. behold to "look after" His mother.
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