Associations to the word «Holding»

Wiktionary

HOLDING, noun. Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.
HOLDING, noun. A determination of law made by a court.
HOLDING, noun. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.
HOLDING, noun. (obsolete) That which holds, binds, or influences.
HOLDING, noun. (obsolete) Logic; consistency.
HOLDING, noun. (obsolete) The burden or chorus of a song.
HOLDING, verb. Present participle of hold
HOLDING, proper noun. A surname​.
HOLDING A CANDLE, verb. Present participle of hold a candle
HOLDING ACTION, noun. An attack designed to prevent an enemy from attacking, or from moving its position
HOLDING ALL OF THE ACES, verb. Present participle of hold all of the aces
HOLDING ALL OF THE CARDS, verb. Present participle of hold all of the cards
HOLDING ALL THE ACES, verb. Present participle of hold all the aces
HOLDING ALL THE CARDS, verb. Present participle of hold all the cards
HOLDING BACK, verb. Present participle of hold back
HOLDING CELL, noun. A cell in a police station or courthouse in which a prisoner is held temporarily, pending charge, trial or sentencing.
HOLDING CELLS, noun. Plural of holding cell
HOLDING COMPANIES, noun. Plural of holding company
HOLDING COMPANY, noun. (business) A company whose main purpose is to own shares of other companies as opposed to producing goods and services.
HOLDING DEAL, noun. An entertainment industry term for an agreement made between a studio or network (or other similar entity) and a person, such as an actor, producer or writer, to hold the person to be exclusive to that entity for an agreed upon period of time, usually one year or "season", for an agreed upon amount of money.
HOLDING FIRE, verb. Present participle of hold fire
HOLDING MIDFIELDER, noun. (soccer) defensive midfielder
HOLDING NOTE, noun. (music) A note sustained in one part, while the other parts move.
HOLDING NOTES, noun. Plural of holding note
HOLDING OFF, verb. Present participle of hold off
HOLDING OUT, verb. Present participle of hold out
HOLDING PATTERN, noun. A path taken by an aircraft waiting to land.
HOLDING PATTERN, noun. (idiomatic) Any failure to advance; useless or unproductive activity.
HOLDING PATTERNS, noun. Plural of holding pattern
HOLDING THE BALL, noun. (Australian rules football) The action of a player keeping hold of the ball when tackled. When tackled the player must kick or handpass the ball and failing to do so (provided he has had the opportunity) results in a free kick to the tackler.
HOLDING THE CARDS, verb. Present participle of hold the cards
HOLDING UP, verb. Present participle of hold up

Dictionary definition

HOLDING, noun. The act of retaining something.
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";.

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