The act of retaining something


The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.

the act of keeping in your possession

something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";

Adjective S.
designed for (usually temporary) retention; "a holding pen"; "a retaining wall"

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Hold

The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.

A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.

That which holds, binds, or influences.

The burden or chorus of a song.


Hold"ing, n. 1. The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining. 2. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another. 3. That which holds, binds, or influences. Burke. 4. The burden or chorus of a song. [Obs.] Shak. Holding note (Mus.), a note sustained in one part, while the other parts move.

The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.


Usage Examples

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned.

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

Basically, after an ABC sitcom I did, I ended up with a holding deal with 20th Century Fox. Absolutely cool. It pays you to be unemployed. And the bigger the entity that gives you the deal, the better.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

All around as a person, on right decisions, on holding your money, on doing your trade, a good education is a must. I don't think I would've done as good without an education.

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.

For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom.

And regardless of the fact that in this country, certainly in the arts, we treat comedy as a second-class citizen, I've never thought of it that way. I've always thought it to be important. The last time I looked, the Greeks were holding up two masks. I've always thought of it not only as having equal value, but as the craft of it, being funny.

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.


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