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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...
- 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...
- 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...
- In the United Kingdom and Ireland, a retained firefighter, also known as an RDS Firefighter or on-call firefighter, is a firefighter who does not work...
- 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...
- Retained mode in computer graphics is a major pattern of API design in graphics libraries, in which the graphics library, instead of the client, retains...
- Retained interest (also colloquially known as a payout penalty) is ****ure, currently unpaid, interest that some lenders add to the remaining prin****l...
- Pot****ium-sparing diuretics refers to drugs that cause diuresis without causing pot****ium loss in the urine and leading to hypokalemia. They are typically...
- In chemistry, a retained name is a name for a chemical compound that is recommended for use by a system of chemical nomenclature (for example, IUPAC nomenclature)...
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