What does behold mean?

Definitions for behold
bɪˈhoʊldbe·hold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. behold, lay eyes onverb

    see with attention

    "behold Christ!"

Wiktionary

  1. beholdverb

    To see, or to look at.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beholdverb

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

  2. Beholdverb

    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. Louise Sattler:

    Well, lo and behold, kids in the neighborhood found out there was a 'parent-free zone' and it all ended up in disaster.

  2. 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,'.

  3. Lucretius:

    Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.

  4. Vulgate:

    Behold the man. (Ecce Homo)

  5. William Shakespeare:

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

Images & Illustrations of behold

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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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