- a small island in a river or lake, near the mainland or a larger island: used chiefly in place names
- low, flat land by a river or stream; bottoms
Origin: Middle English from OE, sea: sense influenced, influence by Old Norse holmr, island from Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to project from source hill
- holm oak
- Dialectal holly
Origin: altered from holn, form of Middle English holin: see holly
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noun Chiefly British
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse hōlmr; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots.