holding
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. land held especially by a vassal or tenant b. property (as land or securities) owned — usually used in plural 2. a ruling of a court especially on an issue of law raised in a case — compare dictum 3. something that holds II. adjective Date: 1568 1. having the effect of holding back or delaying something <
the [war] represented a holding action against the spread of world Communism — Sidney Offit
>
2. intended for usually temporary storage or retention <
a holding tank
>

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  • HOLDING — Les sociétés «holdings», appelées aussi sociétés de portefeuille ou sociétés de participations, sont des entreprises dont les actifs sont constitués par des participations dans des entreprises industrielles, commerciales ou financières; ces… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • holding — hold·ing 1 n 1: a ruling of a court upon an issue of law raised in a case: the pronouncement of law supported by the reasoning in a court s opinion compare decision, dictum, disposition …   Law dictionary

  • holding — hold‧ing [ˈhəʊldɪŋ ǁ ˈhoʊl ] noun [countable] FINANCE 1. an amount of a particular type of investment owned by a person or organization: holding of • He has doubled his usual holdings of government securities to more than $10 billion. • Itsreal… …   Financial and business terms

  • Holding — Hold‧ing [ˈhəʊldɪŋ ǁ ˈhoʊl ] also Holdings noun used in the name of holding companies: • Glaxo Holdings PLC * * * holding UK US /ˈhəʊldɪŋ/ noun [C] FINANCE ► assets such as property, shares, or cash that a government, company, or person owns …   Financial and business terms

  • *holding — ● holding nom masculin ou nom féminin (anglais holding company, compagnie qui possède) Société financière qui détient des participations dans d autres sociétés, et dont la fonction est d en assurer l unité de direction. ● holding (difficultés)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • holding — HÓLDING s.n. Societate care deţine o cantitate suficientă din acţiunile altei societăţi pentru a putea exercita controlul asupra ei. – Din engl., fr. holding. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  HÓLDING holdinguri n. Societate (anonimă)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Holding — may refer to:* Holding, a legal decision * Holding (aviation) * Earl Holding, the majority owner of Sinclair Oil * Michael Holding, a cricket player * Holding company, a company that owns stock in other companies * A common penalty in American… …   Wikipedia

  • holding — / həuldiŋ/, it. / holding/ locuz. ingl. [ellissi di holding company società di possesso ], usata in ital. come s.f. (econ.) [società che possiede partecipazioni azionarie in più imprese in modo da poterne controllare la gestione] ▶◀ gruppo.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Holding — Hold ing, n. 1. The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining. [1913 Webster] 2. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another. [1913 Webster] 3. That which holds, binds, or influences. Burke. [1913 Webster] 4. The burden or chorus of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holding — hòlding [b] (II)[/b] prid. <indekl.> DEFINICIJA v. holdinški ETIMOLOGIJA vidi holding [b] (I)[/b] …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • holding — holding; sub·holding; …   English syllables

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