Holding

Holding may refer to:

  • Holding (law), the central determination in a judicial opinion
  • Holding (aviation)
  • Earl Holding, the majority owner of Sinclair Oil
  • Michael Holding, a cricketer
  • Holding company, a company that owns stock in other companies
  • Holding (American football), a common penalty in American football
  • Therapeutic Holding, a method to manage violence and aggression in children
  • Billy Holding, rugby league footballer of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s for Cumberland, Warrington, Rochdale Hornets

Famous quotes containing the word holding:

    An inquiry about the attitude towards the release of so-called political prisoners. I should be very sorry to see the United States holding anyone in confinement on account of any opinion that that person might hold. It is a fundamental tenet of our institutions that people have a right to believe what they want to believe and hold such opinions as they want to hold without having to answer to anyone for their private opinion.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    The growing of food and the growing of children are both vital to the family’s survival.... Who would dare make the judgment that holding your youngest baby on your lap is less important than weeding a few more yards in the maize field? Yet this is the judgment our society makes constantly. Production of autos, canned soup, advertising copy is important. Housework—cleaning, feeding, and caring—is unimportant.
    Debbie Taylor (20th century)

    For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?
    Haniel Long (1888–1956)