Meaning of HOLDING in English

HOLDING

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

holding company

holding pattern

My career is in a holding pattern right now.

holding...hostage (= keeping them as hostages )

The group are holding two tourists hostage .

holding...personally responsible

I’m holding you personally responsible for this mess!

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

And he's got quite a big holding in the group - he sold out in return for stock.

Some of its biggest holdings are non-U.

existing

The risk that payments might exceed existing money holdings for some unforeseen reason could prove very embarrassing.

large

They relate in fact much more closely to economic and agricultural units, albeit often within larger estates and holdings .

Companies with large property holdings , like oil and gas corporations, want the consumption taxes because those represent tax breaks.

The larger the holding and the stronger the soil, the wider your choice.

Most insurance companies have large holdings of bonds.

Trim back especially large holdings in any one stock.

He permitted landlords to retain large holdings , so that little acreage was available for distribution.

left

The difference is that you were left holding the baby.

Rain saw only that he got there first and Harbury was left holding out the wine glass.

small

Production even on the smallest holdings had trebled and the work load had soared.

Most farmers were now independent owner-farmers with small holdings .

Swaps that deal brokers out of small share sales Share exchanges are an increasingly popular alternative for investors to selling small holdings .

So far your facts are correct, I've flogged a few of my small holdings .

A small holding force of Empire troops was swept aside and the Orc army descended into the plains of Averland.

It rolls up people's small holdings and sells them in bulk.

In those days they were small holdings .

Some past investments in Scotch have exposed small holdings which lacked expert advice.

■ NOUN

company

Similar consent provisions may be contained in the financing arrangements of the vendor's shareholders and ultimate holding company .

The substantial Royal Nederland former subsidiary used to be audited as part of Royal International, the holding company .

Will state holding companies be needed?

Hanson, the industrial holding company , announced it had sold almost half its stake in packaging-to-adhesives group Wassall.

One way would be to form a holding company to which both banks would issue shares in proportion to their shareholders' funds.

The holding company form has been used to provide a buffer between the state enterprises themselves and political direction by the state.

fund

We are currently considering how the benefits of fund holding can be extended and will make an announcement in the new year.

Any rally will be undermined by corporate investors redeeming mutual fund holdings , Subramanian said.

There's no point in the fund holding system unless there is a two tier system.

The fund holding surgery can by-pass the health authority and buys services direct from hospitals.

It will invite expressions of interest in fund holding , which will be available from April 1993.

hand

He held on to her, stroking the poor little bony hand holding fast to his.

He descended the stairs slowly in the dark, his hand holding tightly on to the banister rail.

land

In all, the Las Vegas-based Hughes' land holdings have a potential for 14. 2 million square feet.

position

Bring 15 stitches at both side edges to E holding position .

A Hawaiian at low level, holding position at the edge of the window.

Silver recommend bringing both edge needles to the holding position and having one holding lever set to hold and one to knit.

To weave in the yarn, bring all needles to holding position .

property

Thus those who have substantial property holdings will receive the highest economic rewards and enjoy superior life chances.

Companies with large property holdings , like oil and gas corporations, want the consumption taxes because those represent tax breaks.

The figure compares with a survey in May when 12% said they intended to increase their property holdings .

stock

In purchasing costs, stock holding and direct production costs.

Magellan cut its tech stock holdings to 24. 5 percent of the portfolio from 43. 2 percent in November.

Our historical cost loss of £xxx million was recorded after stock holding losses of £xxx million.

It must turn easily, be safe and carry a sufficient stock holding .

The company has been forced to sell land and stock holdings to recoup some of the shortfall.

■ VERB

buy

To take advantage of the high rate of return on securities, people buy them now instead of holding on to their money.

Putting it together Having bought a potentially viable holding , you must plan a programme for working it up to meet your aspirations.

increase

You might use such money to buy or lease land, and so increase the holding you had inherited.

The electronics retailer said shareholders will have the option of selling their stock or increasing their holdings to 100 shares.

It signed a standstill agreement under which it promised not to increase its holding for three years.

Companies want to encourage smaller investors, instead of big institutions, to increase their holdings .

The figure compares with a survey in May when 12% said they intended to increase their property holdings .

reduce

Also, great changes had taken place - or were about to take place - which would reduce appreciably colonial holdings .

He speculated that Magellan has reduced its technology holdings by about half.

Buying any of these reduces his holdings of money.

Disposals reducing holdings below any of those thresholds also have to be notified.

The increasing acquisition of land by large institutions reduces the number of holdings .

As time went on, the ITA/IBA tried to reduce press holdings .

sell

In either event, small shareholders should think carefully before selling any holding .

He had known for months that Minorco wanted to sell its holdings but had been slow to accommodate it.

Talc Technology has recently sold a majority holding to Ivernia West for £125,000.

I told Alexander that several Arabs had sold massive holdings of gold, for which they received dollars.

At the same time the Finance Ministry had started to sell its holdings of foreign securities in order to finance imports.

Swaps that deal brokers out of small share sales Share exchanges are an increasingly popular alternative for investors to selling small holdings .

The same assembly also forbade peasants to sell the holdings on which the bulk of their dues were assessed.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be left holding the baby

The difference is that you were left holding the baby.

Then he does something stupid with a television researcher and is left holding the baby.

there's no holding sb (back)

For Casey, there was no holding back when it came to music.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

David stood at the end of the bed, holding baby Paul.

Employment for agricultural labourers was correspondingly limited, and by no means all holdings were too small for subsistence.

It must be borne in mind that more copper equates to more adhesive holding the copper foil on to the glass fibre panel.

Joan did the laundry, washing up, and housework holding her with one arm.

Long pole holding back maggots good.

Part-time farming tends to be concentrated in DRAs where small, often non-viable holdings predominate.

The offenders's accomplice stood at the door holding what appeared to be a shotgun.

They tried to intimidate me by holding on to the furniture.

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