from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that holds, as.
  • noun An owner.
  • noun A possessor or occupier.
  • noun A party entitled to payment on a note or instrument.
  • noun A device for holding something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which holds, in any sense of that word.
  • noun Nautical, one who is employed in the hold.
  • noun plural The fangs of a dog.
  • noun plural Sheaves placed as ridges on corn-stacks to hold the corn down before the thatching takes place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who is employed in the hold of a vessel.
  • noun One who, or that which, holds.
  • noun One who holds land, etc., under another; a tenant.
  • noun (Com.) The payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or holds it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thing that holds.
  • noun A person who temporarily or permanently possesses something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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
  • noun a person who holds something
  • noun a holding device


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to hold + -er



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