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English noun: holding

1. holding (act) the act of retaining something


Synonymskeeping, retention


Broader (hypernym)ownership, possession


Narrower (hyponym)storage, withholding

2. holding (possession) something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone


SamplesThat hat is my property.
He is a man of property.


Synonymsbelongings, property


Broader (hypernym)possession


Narrower (hyponym)church property, commonage, community property, estate, heirloom, hereditament, immovable, intellectual property, landholding, lease, letting, material possession, personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property, public property, ratables, rateables, real estate, real property, realty, rental, salvage, shareholding, spirituality, spiritualty, stockholding, stockholdings, tangible possession, things, trade-in, trust, wealth, worldly belongings, worldly goods, worldly possessions









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