Etymology
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holder (n.)

c. 1400, "tenant, occupier," agent noun from hold (v.). Meaning "device for holding something" is attested from 1833. Similar formation in Old Frisian haldere, Dutch houder, German Halter. The Old English agent noun, healdend, meant "protector, guardian, ruler, king."

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Definitions of holder

holder (n.)
a holding device;
a towel holder
an umbrella holder
a cigarette holder
holder (n.)
a person who holds something;
holder (n.)
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;
Synonyms: bearer
From wordnet.princeton.edu