Commentary: HOLDINGS[+event] retention, keeping, holding - the act of keeping in your possession
His holding of the pictures left them crumpled and sticky.
The holding of the candies for too long will melt them.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: property, belongings, holding, material possession - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
His holdings at this bank add up to several million dollars.
He gave all of his land holdings to his eldest son.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2