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

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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. Iowa GOP:

    The head of Iowa’s Republican Party does not think Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s lead in polls there will last. Jeff Kaufmann said on Sunday that it’s far too early for the Hawkeye State to have made up its mind. ‘ I don’t see that gap between Gov. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the rest of the candidates, I don’t see that holding where it’s at right now, i think this thing is going to tighten and that it is going to continue to tighten. ’.

  2. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani:

    In the current highly sensitive situation in the region (where) insecurity has engulfed some countries, the lively holding of the elections of the Assembly of Experts and Majlis (parliament) in a completely calm and orderly atmosphere can serve as a model of democracy for nations.

  3. Ji Shouquan:

    It's really tough to make money, of the six or seven friends who used to work at the KTV, only two of us are still holding on. Most have gone home.

  4. Jonathan Barratt:

    U.S. producers are holding out, but I think they're bleeding as well, looking at current prices, oil producers will engineer something to push prices higher.

  5. Kim Jong:

    The United States is talking a lot about holding a third US-NK summit meeting, but we are neither pleased nor willing to see a summit like the Hanoi summit reenacted.

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