Definitions For Holding


  • The act of retaining something
  • Something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
  • Property (such as land or stocks) that is owned by someone
  • The illegal act of using your hands or arms to slow or stop the movement of an opponent in sports like ice hockey and American football

Is Holding a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Holding is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Holding in a Sentence

  • Penalized 10 yards for holding
  • The holding of “not guilty” took everyone by surprise
  • The troops were engaged in a holding action until reinforcements could arrive.

Synonyms for Holding

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