- hold|o|ver «HOHLD OH vuhr», noun.1. a) a person who continues to hold an office after his term has expired: »
He was a holdover from the Cabinet that quit on Monday (New York Times).b) a person or thing that remains behind from a former period: »
the little village of Washington in Connecticut, one of the most charming holdovers of the past that state possesses (Atlantic).2. U.S. something left over; remainder: »
doing the best it could on crackers and cheese and holdovers (Los Angeles Express).3. U.S. a student who repeats a course, grade, or program.4. a tree left standing after others have been cut down.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.