To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.
- To perceive by the visual faculty; see: beheld a tiny figure in the distance.
- To perceive through use of the mental faculty; comprehend: "Behold the man of the future” ( Jerry Adler).
- To look upon; gaze at: We beheld a beautiful vista before us. See Synonyms at see1.
- Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.