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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upholder, maintainer, sustainernoun

    someone who upholds or maintains

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


  1. upholdernoun

    someone who upholds something

  2. upholdernoun

    a dealer in secondhand furniture and clothes; an upholdster

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Upholdernoun

    Etymology: from uphold.

    Suppose then Atlas ne’er so wise:
    Yet when the weight of kingdom lies
    Too long upon his single shoulders,
    Sink down he must, or find upholders. Jonathan Swift.

    The knowledge thereof is so many manuductions to the knowledge and admiration of the infinite wisdom of the creator and upholder of them. Matthew Hale.

    The company of upholders have a right upon the bodies of the subjects. Arbuthnot.

    Where the brass knocker wrapt in flannel band,
    Forbids the thunder of the footman’s hand;
    Th’ upholder, rueful harbinger of death,
    Waits with impatience for the dying breath. John Gay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upholdernoun

    a broker or auctioneer; a tradesman

  2. Upholdernoun

    an undertaker, or provider for funerals

  3. Upholdernoun

    an upholsterer

  4. Upholdernoun

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

Editors Contribution

  1. upholder

    a frippery Who in the 1360s put up wall hangings He put them up and held them there up and hold. Upholder Like the word bespoke simply meaning it be.

    Upholders today’s upholsterers and Furniture makers

    Etymology: And old English word when the language was much more simple

    Submitted by anonymous on August 25, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upholder in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upholder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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