Definition of holding :
1. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.
2. of Hold
3. That which holds, binds, or influences.
4. The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.
5. The burden or chorus of a song.
things, block, breed, agroindustry, bid, conspiracy, personal property, bookmobile, holdings, card catalog, attribute, plot, place, material possession, guardianship, bullish, agronomy, memory, judgment, plan, bull, bull market, planning, agricultural, bearish, archive, personalty, agriculture, strategy, retention, annals, carrel, agreement, bid price, art gallery, agronomics, preparation, accession, bear, dimension, tactic, closing, agribusiness, personal effects, bear market, safekeeping, doom, retentiveness, retentivity, audience, duds, blueprint, finding, arrangements, chattels, the CAP, law, agrarian, plunder, gear, retentive, stuff, movables, prop, agrochemical, owned, bondholder, broker-dealer, paraphernalia, archivist
believing (part of speech: verb)
gathering, understanding, professing, judging, surmising, concluding, accepting, maintaining, crediting, affirming, presuming, assuming, declaring, assenting, supposing, taking for granted, trusting, believing, putting faith in, giving faith, deeming
stopping (part of speech: verb)
containing (part of speech: verb)
possession (part of speech: noun)
enclosing (part of speech: verb)
gripping (part of speech: verb)
withdrawing (part of speech: verb)
property (part of speech: noun)
possessing (part of speech: verb)
retaining (part of speech: verb)
business (part of speech: noun)
enterprise, commerce, concern, company, service, market, proprietorship, commission, industry, establishment, interest, selling, vocation, situation, posting, corporation, labor, career, station, partnership, exchange, position, business, practice, management, job, consortium, assignment, barter, livelihood, calling, activity, trade, busy work, transaction, retailing, profession, occupation, firm, negotiation, venture, employment, specialty, affair, merchant
commanding (part of speech: verb)
- But my comfort is-" " You think I can bear it," cried Hugh, holding up his head. - "The Crofton Boys", Harriet Martineau.
- But in the next moment she ran back, holding out her hand. - "A Bicycle of Cathay", Frank R. Stockton.
- He's up there in a corner, with Oleson and McNamara holding him. - "The After House", Mary Roberts Rinehart.