Definition of holding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhəʊldɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊldɪŋ//
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  1. 1holding (in something) a number of shares that somebody has in a company She has a 40% holding in the company. see also fundholding
  2. 2an amount of property that is owned by a person, museum, library, etc. one of the most important private holdings of Indian art The holding has been housed in the museum since 2002.
  3. 3a piece of land that is rented by somebody and used for farming see also smallholding
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: holding