What does holder mean?

Definitions for holder
ˈhoʊl dərhold·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word holder.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. holdernoun

    a holding device

    "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"

  2. holdernoun

    a person who holds something

    "they held two hostages"; "he holds the trophy"; "she holds a United States passport"

  3. holder, bearernoun

    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'"


  1. holdernoun

    A thing that holds.

    Put your umbrella in the umbrella holder.

  2. holdernoun

    A person who temporarily or permanently possesses something.

    He's been an account holder with us since 2004.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Holdernoun

    Etymology: from hold.

    The makers and holders of plows are wedded to their own particular way. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    In times past not holdings were so plentiful, and holders so scarce, as well was the landlord, who could not get one to be his tenant. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwal.


  1. holder

    A holder is a device, tool, or accessory that is designed to contain, store, or support something else. The item held may vary widely depending on the context, including documents, beverages, electronic devices, and many others. It typically comes with a mechanism for securely and conveniently accommodating the item in question, facilitating its intended use or function.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Holdernoun

    one who is employed in the hold of a vessel

  2. Holdernoun

    one who, or that which, holds

  3. Holdernoun

    one who holds land, etc., under another; a tenant

  4. Holdernoun

    the payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or holds it


  1. Holder

    In American football the holder is the player who receives the snap from the long snapper during field goal attempts made by the placekicker. The holder is set on one knee approximately 7 yards behind the line-of-scrimmage. While the holder is set, he places the hand which is closest to the place kicker on the ground, and holds the other hand out to receive the snap. After receiving the snap, the holder will place the football on the turf, or block, with the laces facing the uprights, and balance the ball with one or two finger. The holder, like the placekicker and the long snapper, is protected from intentional contact from the opposing team. The penalty for roughing the holder is 15 yards and an automatic first down.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Holder is ranked #1040 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Holder surname appeared 33,465 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 11 would have the surname Holder.

    73.1% or 24,470 total occurrences were White.
    20.7% or 6,951 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 960 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 663 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 248 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 174 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'holder' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3343

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'holder' in Nouns Frequency: #1095

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of holder in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of holder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of holder in a Sentence

  1. Chairwoman Fudge:

    Leader Pelosi has granted me the opportunity to create the record necessary to satisfy the 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, so that the protections of the Voting Rights Act will be reinstated and improved. Leader Pelosi has also assured me that the most loyal voting bloc in the Democratic party, Black women, will have a seat at the decision-making table.

  2. Aaron Moss:

    Because the current copyright holder( Disney, in the Avengers' case) is usually the one in the best position to produce and distribute a film worldwide, it usually results in a negotiation and settlement.

  3. George Santos:

    I was the main account holder on the Facebook page.

  4. Ismail Mousa:

    Michelle Mousa said. Family members have been working with the U.S. Embassy and the office of Delaware U.S. Sen. Chris Coons to try to get permission for the father and daughter to fly home. Initially, authorities said only Anisa could leave because she is not a Palestinian ID holder and is allowed to fly out of the airport in Israel. I told them, I can not let her go alone. Shes 12 years old.

  5. Jigar Patel:

    Unless you're a holder of both the CDS and the bond, you're probably not thinking you need to hold on to the contract any longer, investors have kind of gotten the result they expected now, so it appears that people have been reducing positions.

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  • holderDanish
  • HalterGerman
  • poseedorSpanish
  • pidike, haltija, telineFinnish
  • porteuse, porteur, détentrice, détenteur, titulaireFrench
  • coimeádánIrish
  • houderDutch
  • holder Translation: holderNorwegian
  • uchwytPolish
  • держательница, держатель, владелец, держалка, владелица, обладательница, патрон, обладательRussian
  • držalo, držač, držalica, držaljkaSerbo-Croatian
  • hållareSwedish

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