Meaning of HOLDING in English
[hold.ing] n (15c) 1 a: land held esp. by a vassal or tenant b: property (as land or securities) owned--usu. used in pl.
2: a ruling of a court esp. on an issue of law raised in a case--compare dictum
3: something that holds
holding adj (1568) 1: having the effect of holding back or delaying something "the [war] represented a ~ action against the spread of world Communism --Sidney Offit"
2: intended for usu. temporary storage or retention "a ~ tank"
Merriam-Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Merriam Webster. 2012