overhold

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English overholden, from Old English oferhealdan (to overcome, overtake, hold over, delay to do, neglect), from Proto-Germanic *uber (over) + *haldaną (to hold), equivalent to over- +‎ hold. Cognate with Dutch overhouden (to hang on, hold over, save), German überhalten (to hold on to, keep), Danish overholde (to observe).

VerbEdit

overhold (third-person singular simple present overholds, present participle overholding, simple past overheld, past participle overheld or overholden)

  1. (transitive) To overvalue; overestimate; hold or estimate at too dear a rate.
  2. (transitive) To hold over; keep.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

overhold (plural overholds)

  1. The act or process of holding over.
    • 2002, Walter H. Posner, The Leasing Process: A Guide for the Commercial Tenant:
      Overholding clauses serve the purpose of contractually regulating the terms and conditions of an overhold.

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VerbEdit

overhold

  1. imperative of overholde