holder

noun
hold·​er | \ ˈhōl-dər How to pronounce holder (audio) \

Definition of holder

1 : a person that holds: such as
a(1) : owner
(2) : tenant
b : a person in possession of and legally entitled to receive payment of a bill, note, or check
2 : a device that holds a cigarette holder

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Synonyms for holder

Synonyms

owner, possessor, proprietor

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Examples of holder in a Sentence

She is the holder of an honorary degree. the holder of a world record

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The previous record holder orbited the sun at about 120 AU (one AU, or astronomical unit, is the distance from the Earth to the sun). David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Move Over, Farout: FarFarOut Has Been Discovered," 25 Feb. 2019 Stash it in your medicine cabinet or toothbrush holder, instead. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Get Rid Of Annoying Razor Bumps," 21 Feb. 2019 That territory comes with considerable regulations, and Bloomberg noted at the time that most financial startups worked around that by partnering with existing banks and license-holders. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Following criticism, Robinhood backtracks on checking and savings feature," 15 Dec. 2018 Wicks had a traditional die stock holder and a straight-line tap wrench, so in both cases the cutting implement centers over the nut and bolt (the cutters are in the middle of two handles). Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "The Strange Magic of Two-Handled Tools," 1 Dec. 2018 Champions League holders Real Madrid are reported as having taken up a keen interest in signing Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara. SI.com, "Real Madrid Line Up Spain Attacker as They Brace Themselves for Kovacic Exit," 21 June 2018 Target card holders get special early access to a portion of the holiday items, which include matching family Christmas pajamas, adorable stockings, and a few other merry pieces. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Shop Chip and Joanna Gaines’ New Target Christmas Collection Before Everyone Else," 29 Oct. 2018 Skip the overhead lamp at the dinner table in favor of candles—traditional or antique-style candlestick holders work best. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20 Halloween Party Ideas So Sophisticated They’ll Scare You," 18 Oct. 2018 The data, though, could be higher than the national average because Chase account holders skew younger and are more likely to live in the West than the population at large. Rani Molla, Recode, "Uber drivers and other gig economy workers are earning half what they did five years ago," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of holder

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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holder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of holder

: a person who holds or owns something
: a device that holds something

holder

noun
hold·​er

Legal Definition of holder

1 : a person that holds: as
a : owner the holder of a patent often used in combination a stockholder
b : one that holds or occupies the property of another by agreement and especially under a lease
2a : a person who under the Uniform Commercial Code is in possession of a negotiable instrument that names and is made payable to the possessor or that is payable to bearer
b : a person under the Uniform Commercial Code in possession of goods named in a document of title if the goods are deliverable to bearer or to the order of the possessor
3 in the civil law of Louisiana : an individual (as a trustee or debtor) or legal or commercial entity that under the Civil Code's provisions for disposition of unclaimed property is in possession of property belonging to another

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