behold

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈhəʊld/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈhoʊld/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi hōld)

Inflections of 'behold' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
beholds
v 3rd person singular
beholding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
beheld
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
beheld
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•hold /bɪˈhoʊld/USA pronunciation   v.,  -held, -hold•ing, interj. 
v. [+ object]
  1. to observe;
    look at;
    see:He beheld the splendor of the city before him.

interj. 
  1. look;
    see: And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear.
be•hold•er, n. [countable]:[Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•hold  (bi hōld),USA pronunciation v.,  be•held, be•hold•ing, interj. 
v.t. 
  1. to observe;
    look at;
    see.

interj. 
  1. look;
    see:And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear.
be•holda•ble, adj. 
be•holder, n. 
  • Middle English beholden, Old English behaldan to keep. See be-, hold1 bef. 900
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged regard, gaze upon, view;
      watch;
      discern.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
behold /bɪˈhəʊld/ vb ( -holds, -holding, -held)(often used in the imperative to draw attention to something) archaic or literary
  1. to look (at); observe
Etymology: Old English bihealdan; related to Old High German bihaltan, Dutch behouden; see be-, hold

beˈholder n
'behold' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: literary, dated, humorous: was (definitely, certainly) a sight to behold, literary, dated: behold the [beauty, power, complexity] of, literary, dated: a [pleasure, delight] to behold, more...

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