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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  • The contender faces a world championship fight against the title holder.
  • The 100 metres was won by the world record holder.
  • The franchise holder pays an annual fee for the franchise.
  • He's the current holder of the Commonwealth record.
  • Children under 15 are admitted for free when accompanied by a ticket holder.

(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/paper towel holder

holder noun [ C ] (OWNER)

someone who officially owns something:

property holders
Competition benefits credit card holders.

(Definition of “holder” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"holder" in Business English

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holdernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhəʊldər/ us

FINANCE, LAW a person who officially owns something:

a credit card holder
Property holders were pleased with the tax cut.

(Definition of “holder” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)