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Holt

[hohlt] /hoʊlt/
noun
1.
Harold Edward, 1908–67, Australian political leader: prime minister 1966–67.
2.
a town in central Michigan.
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British Dictionary definitions for h.e. holt

holt1

/həʊlt/
noun
1.
(archaic or poetic) a wood or wooded hill
Word Origin
Old English holt; related to Old Norse holt, Old High German holz, Old Slavonic kladũ log, Greek klados twig

holt2

/həʊlt/
noun
1.
the burrowed lair of an animal, esp an otter
Word Origin
C16: a phonetic variant of hold²

Holt

/həʊlt/
noun
1.
Harold Edward. 1908–67, Australian statesman; prime minister (1966–67); believed drowned
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Word Origin and History for h.e. holt
holt
O.E. holt "woods," common in place names, from P.Gmc. *khulto- (cf. O.Fris., M.Du. holt, Ger. Holz "wood"), from PIE *kldo- (cf. O.C.S. klada "beam, timber," Gk. klados "twig," O.Ir. caill "wood").
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