holder Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “holder” in the English Dictionary

"holder" in British English

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holdernoun [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 holder
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holder noun [C] (OWNER)

someone who ​officiallyowns something: an ​account/​licence/​passport holder Holders of ​shares in the ​companyreceivevariousbenefits.
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(Definition of holder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"holder" in American English

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holdernoun [C]

 us   /ˈhoʊl·dər/

holder noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​device for putting ​objects in or for ​keeping them in ​place: a ​cup/​papertowel holder

holder noun [C] (OWNER)

someone who ​officiallyowns something: property holders Competition ​benefitscreditcard holders.
(Definition of holder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"holder" in Business English

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holdernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhəʊldər/
FINANCE, LAW a ​person who ​officiallyowns something: a creditcard holder Property holders were pleased with the ​taxcut.
(Definition of holder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “holder”
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 支撑物,支托物…
in Turkish sahip, hamil…
in Russian обладатель, держатель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 支撐物,支托物…
in Polish posiadacz/ka…
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