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, holdingnoun

    the act of retaining something

  2. property, belongings, holdingnoun

    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. holdingnoun

    Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.

  2. holdingnoun

    A determination of law made by a court.

  3. holdingnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Holding

    of Hold

  2. Holdingnoun

    the act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining

  3. Holdingnoun

    a tenure; a farm or other estate held of another

  4. Holdingnoun

    that which holds, binds, or influences

  5. Holdingnoun

    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.

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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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Dorothee Solle:

    If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive.

  2. Police Christopher Botsch on Saturday:

    The empty corner tear did NOT contain any illegal substance; however, this type of packaging is a common method for holding illegal drugs.

  3. George Orwell:

    Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

  4. Sundar Pichai:

    Throughout Google's history we have given our employees a lot of voice and say in it, but we don't run the company by holding referendums, it's an important input we take seriously. But even on this particular issue it's not what the employees said, its more the debate within the AI community.

  5. David Fowler:

    This is one of those cases where you have so many conflicting different manners, the carbon monoxide would usually be classified as an accident, although somebody was holding him there, so you could elevate that to a homicide.

Images & Illustrations of holding

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    • A. sesquipedalian
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