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holder Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a holding device
    • a towel holder
    • a cigarette holder
    • an umbrella holder
  2. noun a person who holds something
    • they held two hostages
    • he holds the trophy
    • she holds a United States passport
  3. noun 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'

Hold"er noun
  1. One who is employed in the hold of a vessel.
Hold"er noun
  1. One who, or that which, holds.
  2. One who holds land, etc., under another; a tenant.
  3. (Com.) The payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or holds it. Holder is much used as the second part of a compound; as, shareholder, officeholder, stockholder,etc.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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