Definition of behold verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

behold

 verb
verb
NAmE//bɪˈhoʊld//
 
behold somebody/something(old use or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they behold
 
he / she / it beholds
 
past simple beheld
 
-ing form beholding
 
 
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  • (literary) to look at or see someone or something Her face was a joy to behold. They beheld a bright star shining in the sky.
  • Idioms
    lo and behold(humorous)
     
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    used for calling attention to a surprising or annoying thing As soon as we went out, lo and behold, it began to rain.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: behold