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Meaning of HOLDING

Pronunciation:  'howlding

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of keeping in your possession
  2. [n]  something owned; any tangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
  3. [adj]  designed for (usually temporary) retention; "a holding pen"; "a retaining wall"
 

HOLDING is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: belongings, keeping, material possession, property, retaining, retention, retentive
 
 See Also: church property, commonage, community property, estate, heirloom, hereditament, landholding, lease, letting, ownership, personal estate, personal property, personalty, possession, possession, private property, public property, ratables, rateables, real estate, real property, realty, rental, salvage, shareholding, spirituality, spiritualty, stockholding, stockholdings, storage, things, trade-in, trust, wealth, withholding, worldly belongings, worldly goods, worldly possessions

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hold"ing\, n.
1. The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.

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

3. That which holds, binds, or influences. --Burke.

4. The burden or chorus of a song. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Holding note} (Mus.), a note sustained in one part, while
   the other parts move.

 
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