[hohld-fast, -fahst] /ˈhoʊldˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/
something used to hold or secure a thing in place; a catch, hook, clamp, etc.
Botany, Mycology. any of several rootlike or suckerlike organs or parts serving for attachment.
any device used to secure an object, such as a hook, clamp, etc
the organ of attachment of a seaweed or related plant
- Hold good
Also, hold true. Be valid, apply. For example, Does that version of events still hold good? or The account he gave ten years ago holds true today. Shakespeare used these terms frequently. [ c. 1300 ]
[hohl-ding] /ˈhoʊl dɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of a person or thing that . 2. a section of land leased or otherwise tenanted, especially for agricultural purposes. 3. a company owned by a . 4. Often, holdings. legally owned property, especially stocks, bonds, or real estate. 5. holdings, Library Science. the entire collection of books, […]
noun, Finance. 1. a company that controls other companies through stock ownership but that usually does not engage directly in their productive operations (distinguished from ). noun 1. a company with controlling shareholdings in one or more other companies A company that controls other companies.
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a small furnace for holding molten metal produced in a larger melting furnace at a desired temperature for casting.