Synonyms for holding

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hohl-ding
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhoʊl dɪŋ

Top 10 synonyms for holding Other synonyms for the word holding

Définition of holding

Origin :
  • early 13c., verbal noun of hold. As a football (soccer) penalty, from 1866. Meaning "property held," especially stock shares, is from 1570s.
  • noun property held
Example sentences :
  • “Alack me no alacks,” she interrupted, holding up her riding rod.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • She sat between them on a little stool, holding a hand of each.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • There was the taking of the sea-rovers, and the holding of the keep against the Jacks.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sidney was holding the tiny squirrel in warm, protecting hands.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But the Street's conventions were not holding Sidney's thoughts now.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • So she found him in the hall, holding a cup of tepid coffee.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Wilson was holding his own, conscious now and making a hard fight.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The grandmother was really standing there, holding the fiddle out to him.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • Faust is holding out Lauzanne, and stretched me half a point about the mare.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • "Good-by, Miss Winship," he said, holding open the gate for me.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
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