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Helded vs. Held: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 13, 2024
"Helded" is a misspelling; "Held" is the correct past tense of the verb "hold," meaning to grasp or retain.

Which is correct: Helded or Held

How to spell Held?

Helded is Incorrect

Held is Correct


Key Differences

Think of the phrase "held my hand" – it sounds natural without the extra "ed".
Remember, "hold" becomes "held" just as "sell" becomes "sold".
"Held" sounds just like it's spelled without an extra "ed".
The word "held" ends similarly to "meld" or "weld", without an extra "ed".
Recollect common phrases like "held accountable" or "held in esteem".

Correct usage of Held

Helded the meeting in the conference room.
Held the meeting in the conference room.
The police officer helded the suspect at the scene.
The police officer held the suspect at the scene.
They helded a ceremony to honor the winners.
They held a ceremony to honor the winners.
The teacher helded the student's work up as an example.
The teacher held the student's work up as an example.
She helded the baby gently in her arms.
She held the baby gently in her arms.

Held Definitions

Past tense of "hold," indicating a past action of grasping.
The suspect was held at the police station.
He held the book tightly.
Detained or kept in custody.
To have had or possessed something in the past.
The school held a meeting.
Maintained or caused to be in a particular state.
They held their breath in anticipation.
She held a prominent position in the company.
Organized or conducted.
Past tense and past participle of hold1.
Simple past tense and past participle of hold
Occupied or in the control of; often used in combination;
Enemy-held territory

Held Sentences

She held the door open for the elderly man.
The team held a strategy session to plan for the next game.
He held a strong belief in the importance of kindness.
The museum held an exhibition of ancient artifacts.
The community held a fair to raise funds for the school.
The library held a special event for National Reading Day.
The company held a meeting to discuss the new project.
She held her breath as she dove into the water.
They held hands while walking through the park.
The singer held a note for an impressively long time.
The judge held that the evidence was inadmissible.
He held the record for the fastest mile in the school.
They held a moment of silence before the game started.
The organization held a conference on environmental sustainability.
She held the baby's hand gently.
She held a position at the university for over a decade.
The committee held discussions on the proposed legislation.
The group held a vigil to remember the victims.
He held a press conference to announce his retirement.
They held their breath as the results were announced.
The team held a lead throughout the game but lost in the final minutes.
The city held a parade to celebrate the championship win.
The country held elections to choose a new president.
The family held a reunion every five years.
The school held a fundraiser to support the arts program.


What is the pronunciation of Held?


Why is it called Held?

"Held" is the past tense and past participle form of the verb "hold".

Which vowel is used before Held?

"A" as in "a held note".

What is the verb form of Held?

"Held" is the past tense and past participle form of "hold".

What is the singular form of Held?

"Held" (it doesn't have a singular or plural as it's a verb form).

What is the plural form of Held?

Not applicable, as "held" is a verb form.

Which preposition is used with Held?

"By" as in "held by someone".

What is the root word of Held?


Is Held an abstract noun?


Is Held an adverb?


Is Held a negative or positive word?


Is Held a countable noun?


Which determiner is used with Held?

"This" as in "this held note".

What is the first form of Held?


Which conjunction is used with Held?

"And" can be used, as in "held and released".

What part of speech is Held?

Verb, but can be used as an adjective.

What is the opposite of Held?


Which article is used with Held?

Both "a" and "the" can be used depending on the context.

How many syllables are in Held?

One syllable.

How do we divide Held into syllables?

Held is one syllable, so it isn't divided.

What is another term for Held?


Is Held a vowel or consonant?

"Held" is a word, not a single letter.

Is Held a collective noun?


Is the word Held imperative?


What is a stressed syllable in Held?

The entire word "held" is stressed as it's a single syllable.

What is the second form of Held?


Is Held a noun or adjective?

Primarily a verb, but can function as an adjective in some contexts.

Is the Held term a metaphor?

Not by itself, but can be used metaphorically in phrases.

What is the third form of Held?


How is Held used in a sentence?

"She held the umbrella over both of us to keep dry."
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