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variant of holo- before a vowel:


[holz] /hɒlz/
plural noun
Sometimes, hol. British Informal. holiday (def 5).
Origin of hols
by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for hol
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  • Seem like dey wuz all de money de 'Oman got, en de folks dey put um on 'er eyeleds fer to hol' um down.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • Devil got a hol' o' my coat-tails; I'm a-goin' to hell, oh Lawd!'

    Penrod Booth Tarkington
  • Jes' keep yo' robes on an' hol' yo' throne down a little while.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • The famous baritone, Faure, was the hol of the Paris production.

  • An' he slide down little, an' holler: 'Devil's got a hol' o' my coat-tails; devil tryin' to drag me down!

    Penrod Booth Tarkington
  • Dey ron so fas' I'm got to hol' on wit' ma han's, wit' ma feet!

  • Me'll tate tare ob her, S'e tan p'ay wiv mine Wobin, an' hol' mine dolly.

    Joyce's Investments Fannie E. Newberry
  • As for you, hol, there is no use at all in your trying to play the lofty indifferent.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post
  • Then we're all going down town to hol' open-air temp-rance meet-meeting.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • "He is doing it deliberately, hol," he said softly, with a quivering lip.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post
British Dictionary definitions for hol


combining form
a variant of holo-


plural noun
(Brit, school slang) holidays
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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hol in Medicine

hol- pref.
Variant of holo-.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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hol in Technology

Higher Order Logic. A proof-generating system for higher order logic based on LCF. Implementations include HOL-88 and HOL-90.
( Mailing list:
["HOL: A Machine Oriented Formulation of Higher Order Logic", M.J.C. Gordon, Report 68, Comp Lab U Cambridge (1985)].
["Introduction to HOL", M.J.C. Gordon et al, Cambridge U Press 1993 ISBN 0-521-441897].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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