Be·hold·ing, a. Obliged; beholden. [Obs.]
I was much bound and beholding to the right reverend father. --Robynson (More's Utopia).
So much hath Oxford been beholding to her nephews, or sister's children. --Fuller.
Be·hold·ing, n. The act of seeing; sight; also, that which is beheld.
Be·hold v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beheld (p. p. formerly Beholden now used only as a p. a.); p. pr. & vb. n. Beholding.] To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.
When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. --Num. xxi. 9.
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John. i. 29.
Syn: -- To scan; gaze; regard; descry; view; discern.
n : perception by means of the eyes [syn: visual perception, seeing]