Definition of holder in English:



  • 1A device or implement for holding something.

    ‘I replaced the phone in its holder’
    • ‘Waist packs with water bottle holders are good alternatives.’
    • ‘In my house there's a compost bin, a box for tins and bottles, a plastic container, a holder for plastic bags, and an old newspaper corner.’
    • ‘Car manufacturers boast of the number of cup holders their models contain.’
    • ‘After they sat down, Pheobe put the drink into the cup holder that was on the back of the seats in front of them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She asked, pointing her cigarette holder to a billboard.’
    • ‘Then there are the popular clay water pots, coffee mugs, magazine holders, clock stands, letter boxes and flower vases.’
    • ‘It looks splendid and magical, and is downright inspiring with its real grass, cup holders on the seats and a scoreboard big enough for Times Square.’
    • ‘Her habit of smoking cigarettes through a long holder - sometimes as many as 60 a day - became her trademark.’
    • ‘The cover featured a cartoonish drawing of a man in a Hawaiian shirt with a long cigarette holder and a suitcase, looking very guilty about something.’
    • ‘Each of the two new cinemas contain wonderful stadium seating with soft upholstery and armrest cup holders.’
    • ‘There are also holders for spectacles, cups and bottles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘William slides his water bottle into the cup holder and shut his door, finally putting the key in the ignition.’
    • ‘Some of these mobile phone holders are meant to double as mug holders that can easily hold a cup of hot coffee without allowing the contents to spill out and make a mess on the floorboards.’
    • ‘The women had a silk scarf wrapped around her head, and smoked a cigarette out of a cigarette holder.’
    • ‘The files fell open and knocked my pen holder to the ground.’
    • ‘They also have birdhouses, pencil holders and wine bottle holders.’
    • ‘They settled down into their seats, setting the slushy drinks into the cup holders, and the popcorn on the armrest between them.’
    • ‘It was famed gossip columnist, wearing a bright red evening gown, smoking a cigarette in a holder and sitting behind a long metal table.’
    container, receptacle, case, casing, cover, covering, housing, sheath
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  • 2A person that holds something.

    ‘a British passport holder’
    ‘holders of two American hostages’
    • ‘My brother and I are both joint passport holders and the three of us registered to vote for the first time especially for this election.’
    • ‘The bank has offered a further reduction of 0.25 per cent for Standard Chartered credit card holders and account holders with the bank.’
    • ‘Federal officials briefly interviewed the pardoned men - all holders of U.S. passports - and then let them go their way.’
    • ‘China is being asked to explain why it doubled the prices of tourist visas for UK and US passport holders, officials in Hong Kong confirmed yesterday.’
    • ‘British passport holders don't require visas if staying less than 60 days.’
    • ‘Second, I do not think it is right to ignore the terms of the investment agreement which refer to the investments and cash being held for the account holders as beneficial joint tenants.’
    • ‘After losing an passport, the passport holder need to go the nearest police station to claim the lose of passport’
    • ‘The decision forced the council to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to look after the British passport holders, who arrived in October.’
    • ‘Within 5 minutes, the girls joined a rather extensive line of fellow V.I.P pass holders.’
    • ‘When a refund cheque is presented to a bank, the bank will cross-check the name and identity details of the payee on the cheque against the bank's own record on the account holder.’
    • ‘There are also discounts available for the thrifty to holders of American Express cards.’
    • ‘Indeed, payment of dividends could begin as early as next year, with holders of preferred stock receiving the first dividend payments.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many account holders are likely to be shopkeepers, businessmen, farmers or professionals who may have spent most of the hidden money on holidays or university fees.’
    • ‘For instance, someone born in Britain may be a citizen of that country by birthright, even though his or her parents were not holders of British passports.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All other passport holders must hold a visa before travelling to Australia.’
    • ‘In December the EU decided that all passport holders, visitors and foreign resident nationals should be fingerprinted.’
    • ‘The UK government has drawn up contingency plans for evacuating more than 20,000 British passport holders if things get worse.’
    • ‘For holders of share certificates a fee of £10 plus 1.65 per cent commission per deal will apply.’
    bearer, owner, possessor, keeper, proprietor
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    1. 2.1The possessor of a trophy, championship, or record.
      ‘the FA Cup holders’
      • ‘The only real concern for holders and All-Ireland champions Kerry will be to play up to form.’
      • ‘At the function, the annual awards will be presented, so all current holders of trophies are asked to return them to the club secretary before the end of April.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Reigate Heath are the current holders of the trophy, which they won last September.’
      • ‘The cabinets are the proud holders of trophies showing sporting and other achievements down through the years.’
      • ‘They are the current holders of this prestigious trophy.’
      • ‘At 16 he is the youngest ever holder of a senior record in the club's 119-year history.’
      • ‘Gillian is now the holder of two world records having set a new record in the outdoor 5000m in Dublin last summer.’
      • ‘It will be most unfortunate and could signal the end of Lara's career at a time when he is poised to become the holder of the record for the most runs by a batsman in Test cricket.’
      • ‘He is the current holder of the Irish record for the highest score of 4,273 points in a tetrathlon.’
      • ‘Who are the only two countries to be World Cup and European Championship holders simultaneously?’
      • ‘Badenhorst is three-times World Powerlifting champion and holder of the record for the World Mighty Man.’
      • ‘Right now, Lara is the holder of eight world records.’
      • ‘Word is out that the holders of the trophy, Bernie and Dympna, are out to make it back to back victories.’
      • ‘His sporting heroes are Paula Radcliffe and World Record 200 metres holder Michael Johnston.’
      • ‘Whether Scotland's record cap holder remains at the helm through these challenges will become clearer during the week.’
      • ‘To some, he is blessed by genius and is a worthy holder of the world record number of Test match wickets.’
      • ‘England want to be the double World Cup holders.’
      • ‘‘It'll be a very hard record to break,’ said the holder of the European record of 6.46.’
      • ‘World Cup holders and England's current opponents Australia are also under political pressure to pull out, but India and Pakistan have both indicated their intention to play.’
  • 3A smallholder.

    • ‘Yet the bourgeois property holders changed little in the way they farmed.’
    • ‘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.’