What does holding mean?

Definitions for holding
ˈhoʊl dɪŋhold·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word holding.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retention, keeping, holding(noun)

    the act of retaining something

  2. property, belongings, holding(noun)

    something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

    "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";

Wiktionary

  1. holding(Noun)

    Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.

  2. holding(Noun)

    A determination of law made by a court.

  3. holding(Noun)

    A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Holding

    of Hold

  2. Holding(noun)

    the act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining

  3. Holding(noun)

    a tenure; a farm or other estate held of another

  4. Holding(noun)

    that which holds, binds, or influences

  5. Holding(noun)

    the burden or chorus of a song

Freebase

  1. Holding

    The holding is a court's determination of a matter of law based on the issue presented in the particular case. In other words: under this law, with these facts, this result.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'holding' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1433

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'holding' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2036

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'holding' in Nouns Frequency: #1985

How to pronounce holding?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say holding in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of holding in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of holding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of holding in a Sentence

  1. John Kasich:

    To do somersaults over this is inappropriate. These people should never have been there, there's no reason to have some big celebration of 'We've had some big diplomatic breakthrough,' because they only released people they shouldn't have been holding in the first place.

  2. Norihiro Fujito:

    The G7 is showing more divisions than unity, to the point where one has to wonder whether it is worth holding meetings, the G7 summit this weekend could be equally terrible. There's even talk that Trump may not go. Concerns on trade frictions are likely to continue to weigh on markets.

  3. Rick Meckler:

    For the most part, the market seems to be in a holding pattern until year-end, there has been such strong gains for the year that I think that until the fresh money comes in after year-end for new contributions to IRAs and other retirement accounts to start the year, I just don't think there is a lot of push to drive this too much higher.

  4. Barack Obama:

    The potential of America is so much greater than what is currently being realized and part of the reason is we have a political system that is holding us back.

  5. Kathy Griffin:

    Yeah, I take the apology back, f--- him. And Don Jr. and Eric, or as I call them Eddie Munster and Date Rape. I’m not holding back on this family. This president is different and I have been through the mill and so now I’m back on the road. I sold out Carnegie Hall in less than 24 hours.

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