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holt

[hohlt] /hoʊlt/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a wood or grove.
2.
a wooded hill.
Origin of holt
900
before 900; Middle English holte, Old English holt; cognate with Dutch hout, Old Norse holt, German Holz wood; akin to Greek kládos twig (see clado-), Old Irish caill wood

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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  • When he came down again he told Mr holt that he believed she was the identical ship they had chased the previous day.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • Guess 'twas a sort of floatin' memory of old man holt's remarks when he went by.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The door of the bedroom opened, and Mrs. holt's elderly maid appeared.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Maps were ready and Colonel holt was standing with his fellow officers.

  • He left the hotel with holt about five this morning the porter says.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for 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 holt
n.

Old English holt "woods," common in place names, from Proto-Germanic *hultam- (cf. Old Frisian, Old Norse, Middle Dutch holt, Dutch hout, German Holz "wood"), from PIE *kldo- (cf. Old Church Slavonic klada "beam, timber," Greek klados "twig," Old Irish caill "wood"), from root *kel- "to strike, cut."

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