- The definition of ahold is having made contact, verbally or physically.
An example of the word ahold is to have made contact with someone on the phone.
- To get ahold of something is defined as to grab it, often tightly.
An example of the word ahold would be how the rope is grabbed by someone being rescued by a helicopter or boat.
get ahold of
get (a) hold of
A hold or grip: Grab ahold of the rope.
- (obsolete, nautical) To bring a ship to lie as near to the windward as it can to get out to sea.
- Mainly used in phrases such as catch, lay, take or get ahold of, on or upon something.
a- + hold