[hohl-der] /ˈhoʊl dər/
something that or secures:
a pencil holder.
a person who has the ownership, possession, or use of something; owner; tenant.
Law. a person who has the legal right to enforce a negotiable instrument.
a person or thing that holds
(law) a person who has possession of a bill of exchange, cheque, or promissory note that he is legally entitled to enforce
c.1400, “tenant, occupier,” agent noun from hold (v.). Meaning “device for holding something” is attested from 1833.
[hel-der; German hœl-duh r] /ˈhɛl dər; German ˈhœl dər/ noun, Mathematics. 1. .
noun 1. a person who has received a negotiable instrument in good faith and without notice that it is overdue, that there is any prior claim, or that there is a defect in the title of the person who negotiated it.
[hœl-duh r-leen] /ˈhœl dərˌlin/ noun 1. Johann Christian Friedrich [yoh-hahn kris-tee-ahn free-drikh] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA), 1770–1843, German poet. /German ˈhœldərliːn/ noun 1. Friedrich (ˈfriːdrɪç). 1770–1843, German lyric poet, whose works include the poems Menon’s Lament for Diotima and Bread and Wine and the novel Hyperion (1797–99)
- Hold everything
sentence Stop what you are doing; let’s stop right now: Hold everything, here’s new evidence! (1924+) Also, hold it. Stop, wait. These expressions are usually used in the imperative, as in Hold everything, we can’t unload the truck yet, or Hold it, you’ve gone far enough. [ First half of 1900s ]