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holding

 
Adjective holding has 1 sense
  1. holding, retaining - designed for (usually temporary) retention; "a holding pen"; "a retaining wall"
    Antonyms: unretentive, forgetful (indirect, via retentive)
Noun holding has 2 senses
  1. retention, keeping, holding - the act of keeping in your possession
    --1 is a kind of possession, ownership
    --1 has particulars: withholding; storage
    Derived form: verb hold14
  2. property, belongings, holding, material possession - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
    --2 is a kind of possession
    --2 has particulars:
     worldly possessions, worldly belongings, worldly goods; ratables, rateables; hereditament; intellectual property; community property; personal property, personal estate, personalty, private property; things; real property, real estate, realty; commonage; landholding; salvage; shareholding; spiritualty, spirituality, church property; lease, rental, letting; trade-in; public property; wealth; estate; heirloom; stockholding, stockholdings; trust
    Derived form: verb hold6
Verb hold has 36 senses
  1. hold, throw, have, make, give - organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
    --1 is one way to direct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. keep, maintain, hold - keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. hold, take hold - have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
    Antonyms: let go of, let go, release, relinquish
    Derived form: noun hold1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to hold the prisoners
  4. restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
    --4 is one way to disable, disenable, incapacitate
    Derived forms: noun hold5, noun hold7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. bear, hold - have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
    --5 is one way to have, have got, hold
    Derived form: noun holder2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. have, have got, hold - have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
    Derived form: noun holding2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  7. deem, hold, view as, take for - keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
    --7 is one way to see, consider, reckon, view, regard
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  8. hold, bear, carry, contain - contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
    --8 is one way to include
    Derived form: noun hold9
    Sample sentence:
    They hold the animals
  9. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
    --9 is one way to restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. hold - remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
    --10 is one way to
    continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  11. harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse - maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
    --11 is one way to feel, experience
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. hold - assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
    --12 is one way to
    affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear
    Sample sentence:
    They hold that there was a traffic accident
  13. hold - remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas"
    --13 is one way to
    think, believe, consider, conceive
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s PP
  14. retain, hold, keep back, hold back - secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
    --14 is one way to keep, hold on
    Derived form: noun holding1
    Sample sentence:
    They hold the money
  15. hold, support, sustain, hold up - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
    Derived form: noun holder1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  16. hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
    --16 is one way to
    capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
    Derived form: noun hold3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  17. hold - keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath"
    --17 is one way to
    restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. hold, carry, bear - support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  19. accommodate, hold, admit - have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  20. contain, take, hold - be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
    --20 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun hold9
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  21. prevail, hold, obtain - be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
    --21 is one way to exist, be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  22. hold - take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
    --22 is one way to
    control, command
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  23. defend, guard, hold - protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
    --23 is one way to protect
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  24. declare, adjudge, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
    --24 is one way to judge
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  25. hold - have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
    --25 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  26. halt, hold, arrest - cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
    --26 is one way to stop
    Derived form: noun hold4
    Sample sentence:
    They hold the animals
  27. oblige, bind, hold, obligate - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
    --27 is one way to relate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  28. hold - cover as for protection against noise or smell; "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose"
    --28 is one way to
    cover
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  29. carry, hold - drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"
    --29 is one way to drink, booze, fuddle
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  30. apply, hold, go for - be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"
    --30 is one way to refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  31. reserve, hold, book - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
    --31 is one way to request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  32. defy, withstand, hold, hold up - resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
    --32 is one way to resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  33. hold - keep from departing; "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse"
    --33 is one way to
    prevent, keep
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  34. hold - stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
    --34 is one way to
    postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off
    Derived form: noun hold4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  35. hold - aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
    --35 is one way to
    aim, take, train, take aim, direct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  36. agree, hold, concur, concord - be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s on something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
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