1. to perceive through sight or apprehension

2. to see or look at a thing or person, especially a remarkable or impressive one

3. to gaze upon

Part of Speech (POS)


Below are a few examples of how to use the word correctly in a sentence:

• It was amazing to behold the soprano singer performing at the Copenhagen Opera House.

• Viewing Niagara Falls from the Maid of the Mist was a sight to behold.

• “I was eager to behold the beloved NFL player during the Super Bowl game,” said Jimmy.

• Kevin said, “Behold our new born, precious daughter Christina.”

• It was a joy to behold all of the African American educators at the historically black College.

Other word forms of behold

1. beholder = noun

The expression Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is an idiom.

Idiom = A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. They are words or phrases that aren’t meant to be taken literally.


1. On a sheet of paper, write three simple sentences using the word behold.

2. On that same sheet of paper, write a simple sentence using one of the other word forms of behold.

3. After you have completed this assignment, please type your written sentences in the  Leave a Reply/ Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).

A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback as it relates to syntax and punctuation on the written sentences you provide in the comment section below.

Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

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