- something that holds or secures: a pencil holder.
- a person who has the ownership, possession, or use of something; owner; tenant.
- Law. a person who has the legal right to enforce a negotiable instrument.
Origin of holder
Examples from the Web for holder
And Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, and yes, Obama, too, are shamefully silent.As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?
November 16, 2014
It begins with Holder saying America, in some ways, has been and continues to be "a nation of cowards."Cliven Bundy’s Brokeback Mountain Moment
October 19, 2014
“I remember being in Texas at the LBJ Library for a speech on voting rights,” Holder said.
“Barack Obama is still the president of the United States,” Holder told me.
Through it all, though, Holder has maintained his composure and remained focused on his legal and constitutional responsibilities.Eric Holder’s Legacy: Bold on Equality, Less So on Civil Liberties
Geoffrey R. Stone
September 26, 2014
I did not know what to make of my life because the Holder of the Heavens had not revealed himself to me.
I had the power of a Shaman, though the Holder of the Heavens had not yet spoken to me.
That is how it is when the Holder of the Heavens shows Himself to his children.
Many a holder of a second mortgage has been left to hold the sack.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Yes, miss, I did see 'un along with a holder gentleman unbeknownst to me.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
- a person or thing that holds
- a person, such as an owner, who has possession or control of something
- (in combination)householder
- law a person who has possession of a bill of exchange, cheque, or promissory note that he is legally entitled to enforce
Word Origin and History for holder
c.1400, "tenant, occupier," agent noun from hold (v.). Meaning "device for holding something" is attested from 1833.