Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who undertakes or carries on a business; a tradesman; a broker; a dealer, especially a dealer in small wares.
  • noun An undertaker; one who has charge of funerals.
  • noun An upholsterer.
  • noun One who upholds; a supporter; a defender; a sustainer: as, an upholder of religious freedom.

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

  • noun obsolete A broker or auctioneer; a tradesman.
  • noun obsolete An undertaker, or provider for funerals.
  • noun obsolete An upholsterer.
  • noun One who, or that which, upholds; a supporter; a defender; a sustainer.

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

  • noun someone who upholds something
  • noun obsolete a dealer in secondhand furniture and clothes; an upholdster

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

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains

Etymologies

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to uphold + -er

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