HyperDic: retainer

English > 3 senses of the word retainer:
NOUNpossessionretainer, considerationa fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
person retainer, servanta person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
artifactretainera dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment
retainer > pronunciation
Soundsrihtey'ner; riytey'ner
RhymesAfrikaner ... yawner: 180 rhymes with ner...
English > retainer: 3 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningA fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone.
Synonymconsideration
Narrowerquid pro quo, quidSomething for something
BroaderfeeA fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
Spanishcausa contractual, contrapartida, prestación, remuneración, retribución
Catalancontrapartida, contraprestació
English > retainer: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person working in the service of another (especially in the household).
Synonymservant
Narrowerbody servantA valet or personal maid
cabin boyA young man acting as a servant on a ship
domestic, domestic help, house servantA servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
factotumA servant employed to do a variety of jobs
familiarA person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
lackey, flunky, flunkeyA male servant (especially a footman)
major-domo, seneschalThe chief steward or butler of a great household
manservantA man servant
menialA domestic servant
scullionA kitchen servant employed to do menial tasks (especially washing)
servant girl, serving girlA girl / girl who is a servant
BroaderworkerA person who works at a specific occupation
Spanishcriado, servidor, sirviente
Catalanservent, servidor
English > retainer: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment.
Broaderdental applianceA device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
Spanishretenedor

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