Definition of holder in English:


Syllabification: hold·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhōldər


1A device or implement for holding something: the cord retracts easily into 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, rack
2A person who holds something: US passport holders 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;
2.1The possessor of a trophy, championship, or record: the record holder in the 100-meter dash
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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.
3British A 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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