distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
allow to have; "grant a privilege"
administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath"
organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas"
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the prog
maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school"
fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"
(especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded; "unbroken promises"; "promises kept"
retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone"
maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
have as a supply; "I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"
store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
retain rights to;
allow to remain in a place or positi
hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"
arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
set aside for the use of a particular person or party
give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
make unnecessary an expenditure or effort;
record data on a computer;
to keep up and reserve for personal or special use;
accumulate money for future use;
spend less; buy at a reduced price
retain rights to;
spend sparingly, avoid the waste of;
refrain from harming
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
save from sins
bring into safety;
(sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring;
a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board"
a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"
a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; "he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"
flat tableland with steep edges; "the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
arrange or enter in tabular form
hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
excrete or discharge from the body
take away the legal force of or render ineffective; "invalidate a contract"
clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something; "The chemist voided the glass bottle"; "The concert hall was voided of the audience"
an empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"
declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
the state of nonexistence
containing nothing; "the earth was without form, and void"
lacking any legal or binding force; "null and void"