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    Exclamation A two-minute silence was held as a mark of respect.

    Hello all,

    Based on the following link:
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/hold_1
    what dos 'hold' mean here?!
    "A two-minute silence was held as a mark of respect."

    Please give me the number of definition on the mentioned link of dictionary.
    Thanks.

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    Re: A two-minute silence was held as a mark of respect.

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    [transitive] to have a meeting, party, election etc in a particular place or at a particular time:

    A better word word be 'was observed'.

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    Re: A two-minute silence was held as a mark of respect.

    It's when there is an official silence, and people often stand in silence to show their respect. Many TV and radio stations fall silent for the time too, and in some places traffic stops.

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