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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·tain·er /rɪˈtenɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·tain·er /rɪˈtenɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·tain·er n.
 1. One who, or that which, retains.
 2. One who is retained or kept in service; an attendant; an adherent; a hanger-on.
 3. Hence, a servant, not a domestic, but occasionally attending and wearing his master's livery.
 4. Law (a) The act of a client by which he engages a lawyer or counselor to manage his cause. (b) The act of withholding what one has in his hands by virtue of some right. (c) A fee paid to engage a lawyer or counselor to maintain a cause, or to prevent his being employed by the opposing party in the case; -- called also retaining fee.
 5. The act of keeping dependents, or the state of being in dependence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
           [syn: consideration]
      2: a person working in the service of another (especially in
         the household) [syn: servant]
      3: a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in
         position after orthodontic treatment