Definition of Retaining
1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to something that retains something else, as with a retaining wall. ¹
2. Verb. (present participle of retain) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Retaining
1. retain [v] - See also: retain
Lexicographical Neighbors of Retaining
Literary usage of Retaining
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1915)
"PLAIN MONOLITHIC CONCRETE Retaining WALLS. The plain concrete walls are ... Where a retaining wall of this type is built up close to the end of ties, ..."
2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"A distinction has been made between the Implied right of an attorney to recover a retaining fee where he has not been called upon to render the contemplated ..."
3. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1907)
"The back of a retaining wall should be rough, in order to resist any tendency of ... In retaining walls of great size, both back and face may be built of ..."
4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"Retaining walls from 18th to 15th Ste., except on north side from Broad to 15th ... Retaining walls between 16th and l?th Sts., including underpinning! of ..."
5. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson, René Feret, William Barnard Fuller, Frank Pape McKibben, Spencer Baird Newberry (1909)
"Reinforced concrete retaining walls cannot be designed by "rule of thumb," and therefore a careful consideration of the forces acting and of the stresses in ..."
6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1869)
"1867), which is perfectly self-retaining, is perhaps nearer the accomplishment of this object than any other instrument yet invented ; and still there is ..."
7. Troy and Its Remains: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the by Heinrich Schliemann (1875)
"Return to Troy to take plans and photographs — Damage to retaining walls — The unfaithfulness of the watchman — Stones carried off for a neighbouring church ..."
8. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1870)
"We cannot even make out with certainty the succession of East- Reasons for retaining the West- Saxon »nd Wes- Anglian Earls between him and Harold.1 The ..."