holding

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
hold

Third-person singular
holds

Past tense
held

Past participle
held

Present participle
holding

  1. The present participle of hold.

Noun[change]

Singular
holding

Plural
holdings

  1. Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.
    He sold his holding in a troubled airline, Alitalia.
  2. A determination of law made by a court.
    It was the holding of the Supreme Court that illegally obtained evidence could not be used at trial.
  3. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.