Synonyms and Antonyms for holding-pattern

1. holding pattern (n.)

the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that is awaiting permission to land

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2. holding pattern (n.)

a state of inaction with no progress and no change

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7. pattern (v.)

plan or create according to a model or models

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8. holding (n.)

the act of retaining something

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9. pattern (n.)

something intended as a guide for making something else

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10. pattern (n.)

a model considered worthy of imitation

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