What does holding mean?

Definitions for holding
ˈhoʊl dɪŋhold·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Holdingnoun

    Etymology: from hold.

    Holdings were so plentiful, and holders so scarce, as well was the landlord who could not get a tenant. Carew.

    The holding every man shall beat as loud
    As his strong sides can volly. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

ChatGPT

  1. holding

    Holding typically refers to the physical act of grasping or gripping an object or keeping something firmly in one's possession or control. It can also refer to having an ownership or legal rights over a property, asset, or investment for a certain period of time. Additionally, holding can depict maintaining a certain posture, position, or attitude, especially for a prolonged period.

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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HOLDING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Holding is ranked #18614 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Holding surname appeared 1,479 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Holding.

    86.3% or 1,277 total occurrences were White.
    7.6% or 113 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 35 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 23 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.4% or 22 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.

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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. William Head:

    Maybe if you had a giant pizza in both hands and you weren't holding the wheel, or maybe if you had a watermelon - half watermelon - and you were just diving into it holding it with both hands, maybe that would be something.

  2. Purvi Raniga:

    The patience learnt while holding Yoga poses and deep breathing done for holding those uncomfortable Yoga Poses reflects in our life.

  3. H.L. Mencken:

    The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government they have only a talent for getting and holding office.

  4. Jane Chen and Drue Kataoka:

    On the swaddles and blankets we only have hands of mothers and babies of developing countries. It’s unusual to have fine art on baby products, so when you are holding your baby – holding the most precious thing in the world – you will also be holding the hands, crisscrossing hands with mothers and babies from around the world.

  5. Shawn Blackwell:

    Me and my brother came to the conclusion to let them go at peace together. They were together and holding hands. My brother and I were both holding my parents' hands as well. So all four of us were holding each other's hands as they were both removed from the ventilator.

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