corona


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hold \Hold\ (h[=o]ld), n.
   1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the
      manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp;
      clasp; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take
      and lay.
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            Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            Thou should'st lay hold upon him.     --B. Jonson.
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            My soul took hold on thee.            --Addison.
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            Take fast hold of instruction.        --Pror. iv.
                                                  13.
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   2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
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            The law hath yet another hold on you. --Shak.
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   3. Binding power and influence.
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            Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest
            hold of.                              --Tillotson.
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   4. Something that may be grasped; means of support.
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            If a man be upon an high place without rails or good
            hold, he is ready to fall.            --Bacon.
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   5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody;
      guard.
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            They . . . put them in hold unto the next day.
                                                  --Acts. iv. 3.
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            King Richard, he is in the mighty hold
            Of Bolingbroke.                       --Shak.
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   6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle;
      -- often called a stronghold. --Chaucer.
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            New comers in an ancient hold         --Tennyson.
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   7. (Mus.) A character [thus ?] placed over or under a note or
      rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called
      also pause, and corona.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corona \Co*ro"na\ (k?-r?"n?), n.; pl. L. Coron[ae] (-n?), E.
   Coronas (-n?z). [L. corona crown. See Crown.]
   1. A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward
      for distinguished services.
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   2. (Arch.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the
      under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as
      to form a drip. See Illust. of Column.
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   3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or
      the skull; a crown.
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   4. (Zool.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.
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   5. (Astronomy) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola,
      which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the
      sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.
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   6. (Bot.)
      (a) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often
          forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil.
      (b) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ.
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   7. (Meteorol.)
      (a) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of
          the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as
          the sun or moon.
      (b) A peculiar phase of the aurora borealis, formed by
          the concentration or convergence of luminous beams
          around the point in the heavens indicated by the
          direction of the dipping needle.
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   8. A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of
      churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It
      is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged
      pyramidically. Called also corona lucis. --Fairholt.
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   9. (Mus.) A character [[pause]] called the pause or hold.
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