Definition of holder in English:

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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.

Words that rhyme with holder

beholder, boulder, folder, moulder (US molder), polder, scolder, shoulder, smoulder (US smolder), upholder, withholder

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Syllabification: hold·er

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