holdover

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noun hold·over \ ˈhōld-ˌō-vər \

Definition of holdover

:one that is held over

Examples of holdover in a Sentence

  1. He is the only holdover from their last championship team.

  2. This policy is a holdover from the previous administration.

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First Known Use of holdover

1893


hold over

verb

Definition of hold over

intransitive verb
:to continue (as in office) for a prolonged period
transitive verb
1 a :postpone, defer
b :to retain in a condition or position from an earlier period
2 :to prolong the engagement of
  • the film was held over another week

Examples of hold over in a Sentence

  1. the golf tournament had to be held over until the line of thunderstorms had passed through

First Known Use of hold over

1647

hold over Synonyms

Synonyms
defer, delay, hold off (on), postpone, hold up, lay over, put off, put over, remit, shelve
Related Words
suspend; hesitate, pause, stay; detain, retard, slow; extend, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch (out); wait
Near Antonyms
act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)

HOLDOVER Defined for English Language Learners

holdover

play
noun

Definition of holdover for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that remains or is kept from an earlier time


Law Dictionary

hold over

intransitive verb

legal Definition of hold over

:to remain in a position or condition
  • one who holds over in possession of a building after the expiration of a term of years
  • —B. N. Cardozo

holdover

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