harold edward holt


Harold Edward, 1908–67, Australian political leader: prime minister 1966–67.
a town in central Michigan.
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holt1 (həʊlt)
archaic, poetic or a wood or wooded hill
[Old English holt; related to Old Norse holt, Old High German holz, Old Slavonic kladũ log, Greek klados twig]

holt2 (həʊlt)
the burrowed lair of an animal, esp an otter
[C16: a phonetic variant of hold²]

Holt (həʊlt)
Harold Edward. 1908--67, Australian statesman; prime minister (1966--67); believed drowned

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Word Origin & History

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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harold edward holt

prime minister of Australia (1966-67) who supported U.S. policies in Vietnam and sponsored the visit to Australia of Lyndon B. Johnson, the first American president-in-office to travel there.

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