Also called stockowner. a holder or owner of stock in a corporation.
Australian. an owner of livestock, as a rancher.

Origin of stockholder

First recorded in 1745–55; stock + holder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for stockholder

lender, shareholder, banker, stockholder, backer, capitalist

Examples from the Web for stockholder

Contemporary Examples of stockholder

  • Those corporations aren't losing in this process, so there's no loss corresponding to a stockholder's capital gain on stocks.

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    August 8, 2011

Historical Examples of stockholder

  • I have been interested in a number of breweries as a stockholder.

  • Who that stockholder was we did not know until that day of the meeting at our office.

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    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He was only a stockholder, and a smaller stockholder than once.

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    Henry B. Fuller

  • Unless he changed his mind about Jennie, he was not a stockholder.

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    Theodore Dreiser

  • It is of a necessity that the stockholder should remain tranquil.

British Dictionary definitions for stockholder



an owner of corporate capital stock
Australian a person who keeps livestock
Derived Formsstockholding, noun
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Word Origin and History for stockholder

1753, from stock (n.2) + agent noun from hold.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper