shareholder

play
noun share·hold·er \ ˈsher-ˌhōl-dər \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of shareholder

:one that holds or owns a share in property; especially :stockholder

shareholding

play \ˈsher-ˌhōl-diŋ\ noun

Recent Examples of shareholder from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shareholder.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of shareholder

circa 1832


SHAREHOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

shareholder

play
noun

Definition of shareholder for English Language Learners

  • : someone who owns shares in a company or business


Law Dictionary

shareholder

noun share·hold·er

legal Definition of shareholder

:one that owns a share in a fund (as a mutual fund) or property; especially :stockholder — see also derivative action, equity 4c, proxy contest

shareholding

adjective or noun


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shareholder? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

agreeable, attractive, or delicious

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!