holdover
noun Date: 1893 one that is held over

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • holdover — noun carry over, individual who stays on, one who remains, one who stays on, relic, remainder, remaining portion associated concepts: eviction, holdover tenant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • holdover — n. Any person or thing remaining from a previous period of use, tenure, etc; Specifically: an official who remains in office after his term. Syn: hangover. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holdover — ☆ holdover [hōld′ō΄vər] n. a person or thing staying on from a previous period; specif., an officeholder who continues in office or an entertainer whose engagement is extended …   English World dictionary

  • holdover — n. a holdover from (a holdover from the old days) * * * [ həʊldˌəʊvə] a holdover from (a holdover from the old days) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • holdover — {n.} 1. A successful movie or theater production that plays longer than originally planned. * /Because of its great popularity. Star Wars was a holdover in most movie theaters./ 2. A reservation not used at the lime intended, but used later. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • holdover — {n.} 1. A successful movie or theater production that plays longer than originally planned. * /Because of its great popularity. Star Wars was a holdover in most movie theaters./ 2. A reservation not used at the lime intended, but used later. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • holdover — hold|o|ver [ˈhəuldˌəuvə US ˈhouldˌouvər] n AmE an action, feeling, or idea that has continued from the past into the present = ↑hangover holdover from ▪ Her terrible fear of dogs is a holdover from her childhood. →hold over at ↑hold1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • holdover — noun 1. A successful movie or theater production that plays longer than originally planned. Because of its great popularity. Star Wars was a holdover in most movie theaters. 2. A reservation not used at the lime intended, but used later. They… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • holdover — UK [ˈhəʊldˌəʊvə(r)] / US [ˈhoʊldˌoʊvər] noun [countable] Word forms holdover : singular holdover plural holdovers mainly American a hangover from a past situation …   English dictionary

  • holdover — noun Something left behind, saved or remaining from an earlier time. That policy is a holdover from days of punch card data entry …   Wiktionary

  • holdover — hold|o|ver [ hould,ouvər ] noun count 1. ) a HANGOVER from a past situation: holdover from: Many of these laws are holdovers from colonial times. 2. ) AMERICAN someone who worked for an organization that existed in the past and who now works for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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