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Definition of "holder" []

  • One that holds, as: (noun)
  • One that possesses something; an owner: the holder of extensive farmland; the holder of oil fields. (noun)
  • One, especially a tenant, that occupies or controls something: The current holder of the apartment. (noun)
  • Law One that legally possesses and is entitled to the payment of a check, bill, or promissory note. (noun)
  • A device for holding: a towel holder. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "holder" in a sentence
  • "$holder = 'user'; $$holder = 'bob'; Anwser 2: They are both variables."
  • "Djokovic, the defending champion in Melbourne and also the title holder at Wimbledon and the US Open following a remarkable 2011, has not dropped a set in his three matches so far."
  • "Italy is the title holder, and the most titles are held by Brazil (5 times)."