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Definition of Retain

Retain
Retain Re*tain", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retained; p. pr. & vb. n. Retaining.] [F. retainir, L. retinere; pref. re- re- + tenere to hold, keep. See Tenable, and cf. Rein of a bridle, Retention, Retinue.] 1. To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like. ``Thy shape invisibleretain.' --Shak. Be obedient, and retain Unalterably firm his love entire. --Milton. An executor may retain a debt due to him from the testator. --Blackstone. 2. To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor. A Benedictine convent has now retained the most learned father of their order to write in its defense. --Addison. 3. To restrain; to prevent. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple. Retaining wall (Arch. & Engin.), a wall built to keep any movable backing, or a bank of sand or earth, in its place; -- called also retain wall. Syn: To keep; hold; retrain. See Keep.
Retain
Retain Re*tain", v. i. 1. To belong; to pertain. [Obs.] A somewhat languid relish, retaining to bitterness. --Boyle. 2. To keep; to continue; to remain. [Obs.] --Donne.

Meaning of Retain from wikipedia

- RETAIN is a mainframe based database system, accessed via IBM 3270 terminals (or more likely, emulators), used internally within IBM providing service...
- Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting soil laterally so that it can be retained at different levels on the two sides. Retaining...
- A retaining ring is a fastener that holds components or ****emblies onto a shaft or in a housing/bore when installed - typically in a groove - for one...
- The retained earnings of a corporation is the ac****ulated net income of the corporation that is retained by the corporation at a particular point of time...
- North Retain Company. The current company, Verizon North LLC, was created in December 2010 and absorbed the operations of Verizon North Retain Co. It...
- Rollins defeated Braun Strowman to retain the Universal Championship. In other prominent matches, Kofi Kingston retained the WWE Championship against Randy...
- The retain and transfer system was a restriction that existed in England from 1893 until 1963 on the freedom of professional ****ociation football players...
- 2017, a majority of newly naturalised German citizens have been allowed to retain their previous citizenships. Under German law, citizens of other EU countries...
- computing, retained mode rendering is a style for application programming interfaces of graphics libraries, in which the libraries retain a complete model...
- Retained placenta is a condition in which all or part of the placenta or membranes remain in the uterus during the third stage of labour. Retained placenta...
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