Definition: a fee given to an attorney or other professional as a prepayment for services or advice
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): float money, advance
1. If I don’t give the photographer a retainer, he won’t guarantee his services on my wedding date.
2. Once you pay the retainer, the lawyer will be available when you need him.
3. To ensure you’ll receive service on the date requested, you should pay the company a deposit or retainer.