Definitions for upholder

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•holdʌpˈhoʊld(v.t.)-held, -hold•ing.

  1. to support or defend, as against opposition or criticism.

  2. to keep up or keep from sinking; support.

  3. to lift upward; raise.

Origin of uphold:

1175–1225

up•hold′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upholder, maintainer, sustainer(noun)

    someone who upholds or maintains

    "firm upholders of tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"

Wiktionary

  1. upholder(Noun)

    someone who upholds something

  2. upholder(Noun)

    a dealer in secondhand furniture and clothes; an upholdster

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upholder(noun)

    a broker or auctioneer; a tradesman

  2. Upholder(noun)

    an undertaker, or provider for funerals

  3. Upholder(noun)

    an upholsterer

  4. Upholder(noun)

    one who, or that which, upholds; a supporter; a defender; a sustainer

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