a company that controls other companies through stock ownership but that usually does not engage directly in their productive operations (distinguished from ).
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.
- Holding operation
noun 1. a plan or procedure devised to prolong the existing situation
- Holding paddock
noun 1. (Austral & NZ) a paddock in which cattle or sheep are kept temporarily, as before shearing, etc
noun 1. a traffic pattern for aircraft at a specified location (holding point) where they are ordered to remain until permitted to land or proceed. 2. a state or period in which no progress or change is made or planned. noun 1. the oval or circular path of an aircraft flying around an airport awaiting […]