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holding meaning

EN[ˈhoːldɪŋ] [ˈhəʉɫdɪŋ] [ˈhəʊɫdɪŋ] [ˈhoʊɫdɪŋ] [-əʊldɪŋ]
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WHolding
  • Holding may refer to:
  • Holding (law), the central determination in a judicial opinion
  • Holding (aviation)
  • Holding (surname)
  • Holding company, a company that owns stock in other companies
  • Holding (American football), a common penalty in American football
FR holding

    Definition of holding in English Dictionary

  • NounPLholdingsPREhol-SUF-ing
    1. Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.
      1. A determination of law made by a court.
        1. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.
          1. OBS That which holds, binds, or influences.
            1. OBS Logic; consistency.
              1. OBS The burden or chorus of a song.
              2. Verb
                1. present participle of hold.
                  1. They were caught holding hands in the dark. ‎
              3. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • Although I don't consent to their holding such meetings, I will allow them for the time being. ‎
                  • The next step was the invention of the self-tailing device, whereby the need for a tailer, holding the sheet or halyard while another person operated the winch, was eliminated.
                  • Foppl stood holding a sjambok or cattle whip of giraffe hide, tapping the handle against his leg in a steady, syncopated figure.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Holding hands and forming a human daisy chain of peace, love and understanding is about as high on the list of priorities of today's fest-goer as remembering to pack a cummerbund.
                  • Holding a brick over your head is hard work.  It takes a lot of work to write a dictionary. ‎
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • Frozen at the age he was when vampiredom was thrust upon him (in the great influenza epidemic of 1918), Edward is now eternally a younger man, while Jake’s 16 and holding.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Verb forms
                      • Participles
                        • Present participles
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                  1. fr holding
                  2. en holdings
                  3. fr holdings
                  4. en holding up
                  5. en holding off
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Meaning of holding for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "holding" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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