- Present participle of behold.
(comparative more beholding, superlative most beholding)
- Robynson (More's Utopia)
- I was much bound and beholding to the right reverend father.
- So much hath Oxford been beholding to her nephews, or sister's children.
- The act by which something is beheld.
Variant of behold
transitive verbbeheld, beholding
to hold in view; look at; see; regard
Origin of beholdMiddle English biholden ; from Old English bihealdan, to hold, keep hold of: see be- and amp; hold