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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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