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  1. hold·ing
    IPA[ˈhōldiNG]
  2. noun

    • 1. an area of land held by lease.

    • 2. the tenure of land held by lease.

    • 3. stocks, property, and other financial assets in someone's possession:

      commercial property holdings
    • 4. books, periodicals, magazines, and other material in a library.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: holding, plural noun: holdings

    • noun

      an area of land held by lease.

      the tenure of land held by lease.

    • verb

      grasp, carry, or support with one's arms or hands:

      keep or sustain in a specified position:

    • noun

      an act or manner of grasping something; a grip:

      a particular way of grasping or restraining someone, especially an opponent in wrestling or judo.

    • past and past participle of hold
    • noun

      a large space in the lower part of a ship or aircraft in which cargo is stowed.
    • verb

      grasp, carry, or support with one's arms or hands:

      keep or sustain in a specified position:

    • noun

      an act or manner of grasping something; a grip:

      a particular way of grasping or restraining someone, especially an opponent in wrestling or judo.

    • past and past participle of hold
    • noun

      a large compartment or space in the lower part of a ship or aircraft in which cargo is stowed.
    • noun

      the flight path maintained by an aircraft awaiting permission to land.

      a state or period of no progress or change:

    • noun

      a large container in which liquids are temporarily held.

      a place in which someone or something is temporarily kept or confined:

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