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English definition of “holder”

holder

noun [C] uk   /ˈhəʊl.dər/ us    /ˈhoʊl.dɚ/

holder noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a device for putting objects in or for keeping them in place: a toothbrush holder a cigarette holderGeneral and miscellaneous containers

holder noun [C] (OWNER)

someone who officially owns something: an account/licence/passport holder Holders of shares in the company receive various benefits.
See also
Having and owning - general words
(Definition of holder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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