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Retired definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Secluded from much society or from public notice; private. He lives a retired life; he has a retired situation.
2. Secret; private; as retired speculations.
3. Withdrawn.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: no longer active in your work or profession

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1590 1. secluded <a retired village> 2. withdrawn from one's position or occupation ; having concluded one's working or professional career 3. received by or due to one in retirement retiredly adverb retiredness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 a having retired from employment (a retired teacher). b relating to a retired person (received retired pay). 2 withdrawn from society or observation; secluded (lives a retired life). Derivatives: retiredness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Retire Re*tire", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retired; p. pr. & vb. n. Retiring.] [F. retirer; pref. re- re- + tirer to draw. See Tirade.] 1. To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively. He . . . retired himself, his wife, and children into a forest. --Sir P. Sidney. As when the sun is present all the year, And never doth retire his golden ray. --Sir J. Davies.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Retired Re*tired", a. 1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits. A retired part of the peninsula. --Hawthorne. 2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician. Retired flank (Fort.), a flank bent inward toward the rear of the work. Retired list (Mil. & Naval), a list of officers, who, by reason of advanced age or other disability, are relieved from active service, but still receive a specified amount of pay from the government. -- Re*tired"ly, adv. -- Re*tired"ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. A retired person is an older person who has left his or her job and has usually stopped working completely. ...a seventy-three-year-old retired teacher from Florida. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. see also retire

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Withdrawn, removed, abstracted. 2. Secret, private. 3. Secluded, apart, sequestered, solitary.

Moby Thesaurus

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