Behold Be*hold", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beheld}(p. p. formerly {Beholden}, now used only as a p. a.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beholding}.] [OE. bihalden, biholden, AS. behealdan to hold, have in sight; pref. be- + healdan to hold, keep; akin to G. behalten to hold, keep. See {Hold}.] To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes. [1913 Webster]

When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. --Num. xxi. 9. [1913 Webster]

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John. i. 29. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To scan; gaze; regard; descry; view; discern. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • beheld — beheld; un·beheld; …   English syllables

  • Beheld — Be*held , imp. & p. p. of {Behold}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beheld — p.t. and pp. of BEHOLD (Cf. behold) …   Etymology dictionary

  • beheld — [bē held′, biheld′] vt. pt. & pp. of BEHOLD …   English World dictionary

  • beheld — [[t]bɪhe̱ld[/t]] Beheld is the past tense of behold …   English dictionary

  • beheld — /bi held /, v. pt. and pp. of behold. * * * …   Universalium

  • beheld — be|held [bıˈheld] the past tense and past participle of ↑behold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beheld — be·hold || bɪ həʊld v. see, observe, view, perceive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beheld — past and past participle of behold …   English new terms dictionary

  • beheld — UK [bɪˈheld] / US behold …   English dictionary

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