holder

Definitions of holder
  1. noun
    a holding device
    “a towel holder
    “a cigarette holder
    “an umbrella holder
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    candle holder, candlestick
    a holder with sockets for candles
    cigarette holder
    a tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked
    keyboard
    holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung
    oarlock, peg, pin, rowlock, thole, tholepin
    a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
    zarf
    an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup
    candelabra, candelabrum
    branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
    girandola, girandole
    an ornate candle holder; often with a mirror
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    holding device
    a device for holding something
  2. noun
    a person who holds something
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    ticket holder
    holder of a ticket (for admission or for passage)
    bondholder
    a holder of bonds issued by a government or corporation
    cardholder
    a player who holds a card or cards in a card game
    cardholder
    a person who holds a credit card or debit card
    incumbent, officeholder
    the official who holds an office
    jobholder
    an employee who holds a regular job
    landholder, landowner, property owner
    a holder or proprietor of land
    leaseholder, lessee
    a tenant who holds a lease
    mortgage holder, mortgagee
    the person who accepts a mortgage
    officeholder, officer
    someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    policyholder
    a person who holds an insurance policy; usually, the client in whose name an insurance policy is written
    slave owner, slaveholder, slaver
    someone who holds slaves
    tenant
    a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
    abutter
    the owner of contiguous property
    cotenant
    one of two or more tenants holding title to the same property
    earner, wage earner
    someone who earn wages in return for their labor
    franklin
    a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth
    freeholder
    the owner of a freehold
    laird
    a landowner
    landlord
    a landowner who leases to others
    life tenant
    a tenant whose legal right to retain possession of buildings or lands lasts as long as they (or some other person) live
    office-bearer
    the person who holds an office
    probation officer
    the officer of the court who supervises probationers
    sergeant at arms, serjeant-at-arms
    an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands
    squire
    an English country landowner
    tenant farmer
    a farmer who works land owned by someone else
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    owner, possessor
    a person who owns something
  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
    synonyms: bearer
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    capitalist
    a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
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