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hold·er

 (hōl′dər)
n.
1. One that holds, as:
a. An owner: the holder of the copyright.
b. A possessor or occupier: the holder of an Olympic record; the holder of a cabinet post.
c. A party entitled to payment on a note or instrument: the mortgage holder; the holder of the bond.
2. A device for holding something: a towel holder.

holder

(ˈhəʊldə)
n
1. a person or thing that holds
2.
a. a person, such as an owner, who has possession or control of something
b. (in combination): householder.
3. (Law) law a person who has possession of a bill of exchange, cheque, or promissory note that he is legally entitled to enforce
ˈholderˌship n

hold•er

(ˈhoʊl dər)

n.
1. something that holds: a pencil holder.
2. a person who has the ownership, possession, or use of something; owner; tenant.
3. a person who has the legal right to enforce a negotiable instrument.
[1300–50]
hold′er•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holder - a holding deviceholder - a holding device; "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"
candle holder, candlestick - a holder with sockets for candles
cigarette holder - a tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked
holding device - a device for holding something
keyboard - holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung
oarlock, rowlock, thole, tholepin, peg, pin - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
zarf - an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup
2.holder - a person who holds something; "they held two hostages"; "he holds the trophy"; "she holds a United States passport"
ticket holder - holder of a ticket (for admission or for passage)
bondholder - a holder of bonds issued by a government or corporation
cardholder - a player who holds a card or cards in a card game
cardholder - a person who holds a credit card or debit card
incumbent, officeholder - the official who holds an office
jobholder - an employee who holds a regular job
landholder, landowner, property owner - a holder or proprietor of land
leaseholder, lessee - a tenant who holds a lease
mortgage holder, mortgagee - the person who accepts a mortgage; "the bank became our mortgagee when it accepted our mortgage on our new home"
officeholder, officer - someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust; "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"
possessor, owner - a person who owns something; "they are searching for the owner of the car"; "who is the owner of that friendly smile?"
policyholder - a person who holds an insurance policy; usually, the client in whose name an insurance policy is written
slave owner, slaveholder, slaver - someone who holds slaves
tenant - a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
3.holder - the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds itholder - the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it; "the bond was marked `payable to bearer'"
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

holder

noun
1. owner, bearer, possessor, keeper, purchaser, occupant, proprietor, custodian, incumbent the holders of the Championship the club has 73,500 season-ticket holders
2. case, cover, container, sheath, receptacle, housing a toothbrush holder

holder

noun
A person who has legal title to property:
Translations

holder

[ˈhəʊldəʳ] N
1. (= tenant) → inquilino/a m/f
2. (= bearer) [of letter] → portador(a) m/f; [of bonds] → tenedor(a) m/f; [of title, office] → titular mf; [of record] → poseedor(a) m/f
3. (= object) pen holderportaplumas m inv
cigarette holderboquilla f
lamp holderportalámparas m inv

holder

[ˈhəʊldər] n
(= person) [passport] → titulaire mf; [licence] → titulaire mf; [ticket] → détenteur/trice m/f; [office, title] → titulaire mf; [record] → détenteur/trice m/f
He is a British passport holder → Il est titulaire d'un passeport britannique.
credit card holder (= person who owns a credit card) → détenteur/trice d'une carte de crédit
copyright holder → propriétaire des droits title-holder, record holder
(= object) → support toothbrush holder, candle holder, cigarette holder

holder

n
(= person)Besitzer(in) m(f), → Inhaber(in) m(f); (of title, office, record, passport)Inhaber(in) m(f); (of farm)Pächter(in) m(f)
(= object)Halter m; (= cigarette-holder)Spitze f; (= flowerpot-holder)Übertopf m

holder

[ˈhəʊldəʳ] n
a. (of ticket) → possessore m; (owner, of property) → proprietario/a; (tenant) → affittuario/a; (of bonds, shares) → titolare m/f, intestatario/a; (of title) → chi ha or possiede; (of passport, office, post) → titolare; (of record) → detentore/trice
b. (container) → contenitore m
pencil holder → portamatite m inv
References in classic literature ?
I am Alexander Holder, of the banking firm of Holder & Stevenson, of Threadneedle Street.
Holder,' said he, 'I have been informed that you are in the habit of advancing money.
Tulliver's bed,--and propping the lid with the iron holder, without much noise.
But he had to press the flare- holder to his breast with one arm, his fingers were damp and stiff, his hands trembled a little.
Don't you see, you timber-head, that no harm can come to the holder of the rod, unless the mast is first struck?
Everyone must have seen at one time or another a happy, bright-faced season-ticket holder strolling placidly towards the station, humming, perhaps, in his light-heartedness, some gay air.
You ask me, my father, to tell you the tale of the youth of Umslopogaas, holder of the iron Chieftainess, the axe Groan-maker, who was named Bulalio the Slaughterer, and of his love for Nada, the most beautiful of Zulu women.
Putting a cup before Anna, she took out a cigarette, and, fitting it into a silver holder, she lighted it.
Two of these have been smoked from a holder and two without," said he.
The holders of the lists occupied the end which was nearest to the city gate.
That the telephone is now doing most of all, in this binding together of all manner of men, is perhaps not too much to claim, when we remember that there are now in the United States seventy thousand holders of Bell telephone stock and ten million users of telephone service.
Many smaller holders followed suit, and yet never for a moment did the market waver.