holding definition

  • noun:
    • Land hired or rented from another.
    • Legally possessed home, such as for example land, money, or shares. Usually found in the plural.
    • The assortment of publications along with other reading materials at a library.
    • Law A court ruling, particularly a ruling on a spot of legislation raised in the state proceeding.
    • Sports Illegal use of the hands, hands, body, or playing stay glued to obstruct the motions of an opponent.
    • Something that one has, particularly stocks and bonds.
    • A determination of legislation created by a court.
    • A tenure; a farm or any other estate held of some other.
    • That which holds, binds, or influences.
    • the responsibility or chorus of a song.
    • The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or maintaining.
    • A tenure; a farm or any other estate held of another.
    • whatever keeps, binds, or impacts.
    • the duty or chorus of a song.
    • The work of maintaining or retaining.
    • A tenure.
    • what is held.
    • plural Property generally speaking, specially shares and bonds.
    • the duty or chorus of a song.
    • what holds, binds, or influences; hold; influence; energy.
    • In archery, the brief pause after drawing a bow to fix the goal and work out prepared for loosing the bowstring. See hold, intransitive verb, 6.
    • the work of maintaining anything
    • one thing had; any concrete or intangible possession that's had by someone
  • adjective:
    • maintaining impede or postpone development: a holding action.
    • Designed for generally short term storage space or retention: a holding tank; a holding cell.
  • verb:
    • Present participle of hold.

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