[ri-tahyuh rd] /rɪˈtaɪərd/
withdrawn from or no longer occupied with one’s business or profession:
a retired banker.
due or given a retired person:
secluded or sequestered:
a retired little village.
withdrawn; secluded: a retired life, a retired cottage in the woods
1580s, “separated from society or public notice,” past participle adjective from retire (v.). Meaning “having given up business” is from 1824. Abbreviation ret’d. attested from 1942.
[sahy-uh n-tif-ik] /ˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to science or the sciences: scientific studies. 2. occupied or concerned with science: scientific experts. 3. regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science: scientific procedures. 4. systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science. /ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk/ adjective 1. (prenominal) of, relating […]
[soh-shuh-lis-tik] /ˌsoʊ ʃəˈlɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to socialists or . 2. in accordance with . 3. advocating or supporting . /ˌsəʊʃəˈlɪstɪk/ adjective 1. resembling or sympathizing with socialism adj. 1848, from socialist + -ic. Related: Socialistically.
[sfer-i-kuh l, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl, ˈsfɪər-/ adjective 1. having the form of a ; globular. 2. formed in or on a , as a figure. 3. of or relating to a or . 4. pertaining to the heavenly bodies, or to their supposed revolving or shells. 5. pertaining to the heavenly bodies regarded astrologically […]
[sov-rin, sov-er-in, suhv-] /ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv-/ noun 1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler. 2. a person who has supreme power or authority. 3. a group or body of persons or a state having sovereign authority. 4. a gold coin of the United Kingdom, equal to one pound sterling: […]