Definition of Holder

1. Noun. A holding device. "An umbrella holder"

Specialized synonyms: Candle Holder, Candlestick, Cigarette Holder, Keyboard, Oarlock, Peg, Pin, Rowlock, Thole, Tholepin, Zarf
Generic synonyms: Holding Device
Derivative terms: Hold

2. Noun. A person who holds something. "She holds a United States passport"

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. "The bond was marked `payable to bearer'"
Exact synonyms: Bearer
Generic synonyms: Capitalist
Derivative terms: Bear, Hold

Definition of Holder

1. n. One who is employed in the hold of a vessel.

2. n. One who, or that which, holds.

Definition of Holder

1. Noun. A thing that holds. ¹

2. Noun. A person who temporarily or permanently possesses something. ¹

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Definition of Holder

1. one that holds [n -S] - See also: holds

Lexicographical Neighbors of Holder

hold with the hare and run with the hounds
hold your fire
holder (current term)
holding a candle
holding action
holding all of the aces
holding all of the cards
holding all the aces
holding all the cards

Literary usage of Holder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"The codicil then directed, that in case the testator's brother, William holder, should die intestate as to his real estate, and the real estate, ..."

2. A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by Sir John Barnard Byles, George Sharswood (1883)
"The innocent holder of a negotiable note, the consideration of which has wholly ... Proof of fraud or want or failure of consideration obliges the holder to ..."

3. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1915)
"A prominent engineering writer has recently said that the modern gas holder is "A magnificent achievement in engineering, and one of the wonders of it is ..."

4. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"a. fire-transmitting. porte-filtre, m. filter support, specif, an annular funnel holder to be laid on a beaker. — a. carrying or supporting a filter. ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"The holder of the lien on the real . estate could not insist that ... Neither lien-holder asking the aid ot the court, no obligation was assumed by either ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"plaintiff tlie expense of labor and material expended by the plaintiff in erecting the scaffolding for the construction of said gas-holder, and that said ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"The question as to what is the character of notice required to affect the status of one claiming to be the holder in due course of a negotiable instrument ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The fact that the holder had an option to convert them into other bonds does ... That this option was to be exercised by the holder, and not by the United ..."

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