Definition of holder in English:


Line breaks: hold¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊldə


  • 1A device or implement for holding something: I replaced the phone in its holder
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    • On top of this there are plenty of storage trays in the dashboard, centre console and doors as well as a sunglasses case, cup holders and bottle holders.
    • There are plenty more stowage points dotted around the car, including glove box, front door pockets, cup and bottle holders, and a special slide out shelf beneath the front seats.
    • They also have birdhouses, pencil holders and wine bottle holders.
    container, receptacle, case, casing, cover, covering, housing, sheath; stand, rest, support, base, rack
  • 2A person that holds something: a British passport holder holders of two American hostages
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    • There was in addition, however, a major group of UK passport holders resident abroad who, as full UK citizens, were not covered by the Act.
    • In December the EU decided that all passport holders, visitors and foreign resident nationals should be fingerprinted.
    • Indian passport holders applying for visas outside India should obtain a statement from their local embassy or consulate confirming that they had no criminal record.
    bearer, owner, possessor, keeper, proprietor; incumbent, occupant, custodian
  • 2.1The possessor of a trophy, championship, or record: tle FA Cup holders
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    • They are the current holders of this prestigious trophy.
    • Badenhorst is three-times World Powerlifting champion and holder of the record for the World Mighty Man.
    • Yorkshire were relieved to get rid of this pair so quickly because last year they figured in a century stand together in Ireland's shock win against Trophy holders, Surrey.
  • 3A smallholder.
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    • On Monday two main contenders for the land were soon identified - the current holder Willy and another farmer, David Charnley.
    • Magistrates were drawn from local property holders, and were almost without exception major planters.
    • Yet the bourgeois property holders changed little in the way they farmed.

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