withdrawn from or no longer occupied with one’s business or profession:
a retired banker.
due or given a retired person:
retired pay.
secluded or sequestered:
a retired little village.
verb (used without object), retired, retiring.
to withdraw, or go away or apart, to a place of privacy, shelter, or seclusion:
He retired to his study.
to go to bed:
He retired at midnight.
to withdraw from office, business, or active life, usually because of age:
to retire at the age of sixty.
to fall back or retreat in an orderly fashion and according to plan, as from battle, an untenable position, danger, etc.
to withdraw or remove oneself:
After announcing the guests, the butler retired.
verb (used with object), retired, retiring.
to withdraw from circulation by taking up and paying, as bonds, bills, etc.; redeem.
to withdraw or lead back (troops, ships, etc.), as from battle or danger; retreat.
to remove from active service or the usual field of activity, as an army officer or business executive.
to withdraw (a machine, ship, etc.) permanently from its normal service, usually for scrapping; take out of use.
Sports. to put out (a batter, side, etc.).
noun, Literary.
a place of withdrawal; retreat:
a cool retire from summer’s heat.
retirement or withdrawal, as from worldly matters or the company of others.

having given up one’s work, office, etc, esp on completion of the normal period of service: a retired headmistress
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the retired

withdrawn; secluded: a retired life, a retired cottage in the woods
verb (mainly intransitive)
(also transitive) to give up or to cause (a person) to give up his work, a post, etc, esp on reaching pensionable age (in Britain and Australia usually 65 for men, 60 for women)
to go away, as into seclusion, for recuperation, etc
to go to bed
to recede or disappear: the sun retired behind the clouds
to withdraw from a sporting contest, esp because of injury
(also transitive) to pull back (troops, etc) from battle or an exposed position or (of troops, etc) to fall back

to remove (bills, bonds, shares, etc) from circulation by taking them up and paying for them
to remove (money) from circulation


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