Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.
* 2009 , The Economist,
Law and order in Italy: Trouble with figures
A determination of law made by a court.
A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.
* 1596 , , V. i. 3:
- Italy's right-wing prime minister was about to cure his biggest headache by selling the state's holding in a troubled airline, Alitalia.
(obsolete) That which holds, binds, or influences.
- Take again / From this my hand, as holding of the Pope / Your sovereign greatness and authority.
(obsolete) Logic; consistency.
* 1598 , , IV. ii. 27:
(obsolete) The burden or chorus of a song.
* 1598 , , II. vii. 109:
- This has no holding , / To swear by him whom I protest to love / That I will work against him.
- Make battery to our ears with the loud music; / The while I'll place you; then the boy shall sing. / The holding every man shall beat as loud / As his strong sides can volley.
* (determination) finding
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=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,
* holding the ball
* holding the cards
* holding the man