held Definition

  • 1past tense and past participle of 'hold'
  • 2grasped or kept firmly; not released
  • 3organized or carried out a meeting, election, or other event

Using held: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "held" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He held the door open for me.

  • Example

    She held her baby tightly.

  • Example

    The company held a press conference to announce the new product launch.

  • Example

    The school held a fundraiser to support the local charity.

held Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with held

  • restrain or stop oneself from doing something


    I had to hold back my tears when I heard the news.

  • wait for a short time


    Please hold on while I transfer your call to the right department.

  • hold up

    delay or impede the progress of something


    The traffic accident held up the morning commute for hours.


Summary: held in Brief

The term 'held' [hɛld] is the past tense and past participle of 'hold'. It means grasped or kept firmly, as in 'She held her baby tightly.' It also refers to organizing or carrying out an event, such as 'The company held a press conference.' 'Held' extends into phrases like 'hold back,' meaning to restrain oneself, and 'hold on,' meaning to wait for a short time.