from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that withholds agreement or consent upon which progress is contingent.
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- n. One who refuses to give consent to an agreement in the hope of an improved offer; one who holds out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms after most other participants have signed an agreement.
- n. a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal.
- n. the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wait uncompromisingly for something desirable
- v. continue to live through hardship or adversity
- v. thrust or extend out
- v. last and be usable
- v. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
- n. the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
- n. a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms
- n. a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
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The salad bar is still there on the right, the lone holdout from the City Market Cafe, which still rents part of the location.
The Weekly Standard's John McCormack focused on a CBS report about threatening phone calls the holdout anti-abortion Michigan Democrat got after the president persuaded him to vote for the legislation.
Calvin Johnson, miss more than a couple days since Bryan Westbrook was a long-term holdout in
(notes), miss more than a couple days since Bryant Westbrook was a long-term holdout in 1997.
says the MySpace Music launch could be delayed until next week and my sources also sound a lot vaguer than the once did about this week. says EMI - the lone major label holdout - is close to making a deal.
Walt’s supposed to be a dinosaur, the last holdout from a earlier time.
Mr. Revis, due to make $1 million this season, has accrued more than $400,000 in fines because of his holdout, which is in its fourth week.
Eager to implement the deal, President Barack Obama in a late April speech called the holdout hedge funds "speculators" that were "refusing to sacrifice like everyone else."
What developed during the holdout was a full-blown locker-room feud.
But a holdout has been the African Union, many of whose leaders enjoyed Colonel Qaddafi's largesse, and which has sought to broker a settlement reserving some influence for him.