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hold•ing

Pronunciation: (h?l'ding), [key]
? n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that holds.
  2. a section of land leased or otherwise tenanted, esp. for agricultural purposes.
  3. a company owned by a holding company.
  4. Often,legally owned property, esp. stocks, bonds, or real estate.
  5. the entire collection of books, periodicals, and other materials in a library.
  6. the illegal obstruction of an opponent, as in football, basketball, or ice hockey, by use of the hands, arms, or stick.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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