holding

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

Plain form
hold

Third-person singular
holds

Past tense
held

Past participle
held

Present participle
holding

  1. The present participle of hold.

NounEdit

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.