What is held?

  • (adj): Occupied or in the control of; often used in combination.
    Example: "Enemy-held territory"

Some articles on held:

25th Alberta Legislative Assembly
... The members of the 25th Alberta Legislative Assembly were elected in the general election held on March 12, 2001 and, with the exception of the three MLAs listed below ... On November 22, 2004, the 26th Alberta general election was held to elect the next legislature ...
Fireworks - History
... from market vendors, and grand displays of fireworks were also known to be held ... In 1110, a large fireworks display in a martial demonstration was held to entertain Emperor Huizong of Song (r ... Empress Dowager Gong Sheng and startled her during a feast held in her honor by her son Emperor Lizong of Song (r ...
Jehovah's Witnesses Practices - Worship - Assemblies and Conventions
... Day" and a two-day "Circuit Assembly", held in each circuit worldwide ... These are held either in Assembly Halls owned by Jehovah's Witnesses, or in rented facilities, such as public auditoriums ... Every few years, "International Conventions" are held in selected cities, usually lasting four days (Thursday to Sunday), with visiting delegates ...
Fireworks Celebrations Throughout The World - Japanese Fireworks Festivals
... During the summer in Japan, fireworks festivals (花火大会, hanabi taikai?) are held nearly every day someplace in the country, in total numbering more than 200 during August ... kakigori (shaved ice), and traditionally held festival games, such as Kingyo-sukui, or Goldfish scooping ... The first fireworks festival in Japan was held in 1733 ...
1956 Summer Olympics
... were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in ... Equestrian could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations ... This was the second Olympics not to be held entirely in one country, the first being the 1920 Summer Olympics ...

Famous quotes containing the word held:

    The comparison between Coleridge and Johnson is obvious in so far as each held sway chiefly by the power of his tongue. The difference between their methods is so marked that it is tempting, but also unnecessary, to judge one to be inferior to the other. Johnson was robust, combative, and concrete; Coleridge was the opposite. The contrast was perhaps in his mind when he said of Johnson: “his bow-wow manner must have had a good deal to do with the effect produced.”
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    I mind how once we lay such a transparent summer morning,
    How you settled your head athwart my hips and gently turn’d over
    upon me,
    And parted the shirt from my bosom-bone, and plunged your tongue to my bare-stript heart,
    And reach’d till you felt my beard, and reach’d till you held my
    feet.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    Here lieth the worthy warrior
    Who never bloodied sword;
    Here lieth the noble counsellor,
    Who never held his word.
    Here lieth his Excellency,
    Who ruled all the state;
    Here lieth the Earl of Leicester,
    Whom all the world did hate.
    Anonymous. 16th century.