holt


holt

holt [hohlt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Archaic.

  1. a wood or grove.
  2. a wooded hill.

Origin of holt before 900; Middle English holte, Old English holt; cognate with Dutch hout, Old Norse holt, German Holz wood; akin to Greek kládos twig (see clado-), Old Irish caill wood Holt [hohlt] noun

  1. Harold Edward,1908–67, Australian political leader: prime minister 1966–67.
  2. a town in central Michigan.

Examples from the Web for holt Contemporary Examples of holt

  • Adrian Hill, owner of the Picturecraft Gallery in Holt where Williamson lived at the time, organized the show.

    Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

    Justin Jones

    November 17, 2014

  • But while UConn is treating Holt as a whistleblower, it appears her sorority sisters are treating her as a traitor.

    How Kappa Kappa Gamma Threw A UConn Sorority Sister Under The Bus

    Emily Shire

    May 15, 2014

  • It was one of the hazing challenges allegedly put to Holt by her fellow sorority members.

    How Kappa Kappa Gamma Threw A UConn Sorority Sister Under The Bus

    Emily Shire

    May 15, 2014

  • The author then proceeded to blame Holt for submitting to her sorority sisters.

    How Kappa Kappa Gamma Threw A UConn Sorority Sister Under The Bus

    Emily Shire

    May 15, 2014

  • At the heart of the blame game between KKG and Holt is a dispute over responsibility.

    How Kappa Kappa Gamma Threw A UConn Sorority Sister Under The Bus

    Emily Shire

    May 15, 2014

  • Historical Examples of holt

  • Guess ’twas a sort of floatin’ memory of old man Holt’s remarks when he went by.

    Thankful’s Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • You savvys as well as I do that old Holt don’t ought to go into your pile at all.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • Maps were ready and Colonel Holt was standing with his fellow officers.

    A Yankee Flier Over Berlin

    Al Avery

  • Holt was formerly known as Lyons, and was a Roman outpost of Chester.

    England, Picturesque and Descriptive

    Joel Cook

  • “Ask at what hour the doctor will be at home, Holt,” cried he, peevishly.

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • British Dictionary definitions for holt holt 1 noun

    1. archaic, or poetic a wood or wooded hill

    Word Origin for holt Old English holt; related to Old Norse holt, Old High German holz, Old Slavonic kladũ log, Greek klados twig holt 2 noun

    1. the burrowed lair of an animal, esp an otter

    Word Origin for holt C16: a phonetic variant of hold ² Holt noun

    1. Harold Edward. 1908–67, Australian statesman; prime minister (1966–67); believed drowned

    Word Origin and History for holt n.

    Old English holt “woods,” common in place names, from Proto-Germanic *hultam- (cf. Old Frisian, Old Norse, Middle Dutch holt, Dutch hout, German Holz “wood”), from PIE *kldo- (cf. Old Church Slavonic klada “beam, timber,” Greek klados “twig,” Old Irish caill “wood”), from root *kel- “to strike, cut.”

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