Definitions of holding:
  • noun:   the act of keeping in your possession
  • noun:   something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
  • adjective:   designed for (usually temporary) retention
    Example: "A holding pen"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #14298)

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