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WITHHOLDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does withholding mean? 

WITHHOLDING (noun)
  The noun WITHHOLDING has 3 senses:

1. the act of deducting from an employee's salary
2. income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer
3. the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control

  Familiarity information: WITHHOLDING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WITHHOLDING (noun)


Sense 1withholding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of deducting from an employee's salary

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("withholding" is a kind of...):

deduction; subtraction (the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole))

Domain category:

revenue enhancement; tax; taxation (charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government)


Sense 2withholding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

withholding tax; withholding

Hypernyms ("withholding" is a kind of...):

income tax (a personal tax levied on annual income)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "withholding"):

pay as you earn; PAYE (the British system of withholding tax)


Sense 3withholding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

I resented his withholding permission / there were allegations of the withholding of evidence

Hypernyms ("withholding" is a kind of...):

holding; keeping; retention (the act of retaining something)


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