holding

See also: Holding

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holding (plural holdings)

  1. Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.
  2. A determination of law made by a court.
  3. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.
  4. (obsolete) That which holds, binds, or influences.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burke to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) Logic; consistency.
  6. (obsolete) The burden or chorus of a song.
  7. (in texts about Russia, nonstandard) A holding company, or other kind of company (by back-translation from Russian холдинг (xolding)).

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holding

  1. present participle of hold
    They were caught holding hands in the dark.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps, [] , and the light of the reflector fell full upon her.

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holding m or f (plural holdings)

  1. holding company

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English holding.

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holding m inan

  1. (business) holding company

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Further readingEdit

  • holding in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • holding in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

holding m (plural holdings)

  1. holding company