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.
Be·hold, v. i. To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne, . . . a lamb as it had been slain. --Rev. v. 6.
v : see with attention; "behold Christ!" [syn: lay eyes on]
[also: beholden, beheld]