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a. Land rented or leased from another.
b. often holdings Legally owned property, such as land, capital, or stocks.
2. holdings The collection of books and other reading materials at a library.
3. Law The part of a court opinion that announces how the law is being applied to the particular facts of the case and that may establish precedent for future similar cases.
4. Sports Illegal use of the arms, hands, body, or playing stick to obstruct the movements of an opponent.
1. Tending to impede or delay progress: a holding action.
2. Designed for usually short-term storage or retention: a holding tank; a holding cell.
1. (Law) land held under a lease and used for agriculture or similar purposes
2. (Law) (often plural) property to which the holder has legal title, such as land, stocks, shares, and other investments
3. (Boxing) sport the obstruction of an opponent with the hands or arms, esp in boxing
informal Austral in funds; having money
1. the act of one that holds.
2. a section of land leased or otherwise tenanted, esp. for agricultural purposes.
3. Often, holdings. legally owned property, as securities.
4. holdings, the collection of books, periodicals, and other materials in a library.
5. the illegal obstruction of an opponent, as in football, basketball, or ice hockey, by use of the hands, arms, or stick.
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|Noun||1.||holding - the act of retaining something |
withholding - the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control; "I resented his withholding permission"; "there were allegations of the withholding of evidence"
storage - the act of storing something
|2.||holding - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";|
possession - anything owned or possessed
worldly belongings, worldly goods, worldly possessions - all the property that someone possess; "he left all his worldly possessions to his daughter"
hereditament - any property (real or personal or mixed) that can be inherited
intellectual property - intangible property that is the result of creativity (such as patents or trademarks or copyrights)
community property - property and income belonging jointly to a married couple
personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property - movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
things - any movable possession (especially articles of clothing); "she packed her things and left"
commonage - property held in common
landholding - a holding in the form of land
salvage - property or goods saved from damage or destruction
shareholding - a holding in the form of shares of corporations
trade-in - an item of property that is given in part payment for a new one
public property - property owned by a government
wealth - property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
estate - everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
heirloom - (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
stockholding, stockholdings - a specific number of stocks or shares owned; "sell holdings he has in corporations"
trust - something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary); "he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father"
(of books, paintings) → Sammlung f → (of von)
n → Holding(gesellschaft) f
n (Aviat) → Warteschleife f; (fig) → Warteposition f