Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun retainer

3 senses of retainer

Sense 1
retainer, consideration -- (a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone)
       => fee -- (a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services)

Sense 2
servant, retainer -- (a person working in the service of another (especially in the household))
       => worker -- (a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker")

Sense 3
retainer -- (a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment)
       => dental appliance -- (a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth)

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