Search Result for "retained":
1. continued in your keeping or use or memory;
- Example: "in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered"
[syn: retained, maintained]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Retain \Re*tain"\ (r[-e]*t[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retained (r[-e]*t[=a]nd"); 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 restrain from departure, escape, or the like. "Thy shape invisible retain." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Be obedient, and retain Unalterably firm his love entire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] An executor may retain a debt due to him from the testator. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor. [1913 Webster] A Benedictine convent has now retained the most learned father of their order to write in its defense. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To restrain; to prevent. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To keep; hold; restrain. See Keep. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
retained adj 1: continued in your keeping or use or memory; "in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered" [syn: retained, maintained]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "retained": alive, conserved, eidetic, enduring, fresh, green, held, held back, held in reserve, kept, kept in remembrance, lasting, preserved, put by, recalled, recollected, remembered, reserved, saved, spare, unforgotten, vivid, withheld