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. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    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.

  2. Nicolas Cage:

    I have structure [ when Im working ]. I have a place to go. I dont want to sit around and drink mai tais and Dom Prignon and have mistakes in my personal life. I want to be on set. I want to be performing, in any other business, hard work is something to behold. Why not in film performance ?

  3. Thomas Mann:

    The meeting in the open of two dogs, strangers to each other, is one of the most painful, thrilling, and pregnant of all conceivable encounters; it is surrounded by an atmosphere of the last canniness, presided over by a constraint for which I have no precise name; they simply cannot pass each other, their mutual embarrassment is frightful to behold.

  4. John Hagee:

    God says in Jeremiah 16 :' Behold, I will bring them the Jewish people again unto their land that I gave to their fathers. ... Behold, I will send for many fishers, and after will I send for many hunters,'.

  5. 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)

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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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