from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To withdraw from one's occupation or position, especially upon reaching a certain age; stop working.
- intransitive verb To move away or withdraw, as for rest or seclusion.
- intransitive verb To fall back or retreat, as from battle.
- intransitive verb To go to bed.
- intransitive verb To cause to withdraw from one's usual field of activity.
- intransitive verb To withdraw from use or active service.
- intransitive verb To take out of circulation.
- intransitive verb To pay off.
- intransitive verb To lead (troops, for example) away from action; withdraw.
- intransitive verb To put out (a batter).
- intransitive verb To cause (the opposing team) to end a turn at bat.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In the law of negotiable instruments: To take up (a bill or note) from a prior transferee and thereafter hold (it) with all remedies intact: said of an indorser.
- To retire (a bill or note) by taking (it) up at maturity, with all remedies on it extinguished: said of an acceptor.
- To draw back; take or lead back; cause to move backward or retreat.
- To take away; withdraw: remove.
- To lead apart from others; bring into retirement; remove as from a company or a frequented place into seclusion: generally with a reflexive pronoun.
- To withdraw; separate; abstract.
- Specifically, to remove from active service; place on the retired list, as of the army or navy.
- To recover; redeem; regain by the payment of a sum of money; hence, specifically, to withdraw from circulation by taking up and paying: as, to
retirethe bonds of a railway company; to retire a bill.
- To draw back; go back; return.
- To draw back; fall back; retreat, as from battle or danger.
- To withdraw; go away or apart; depart; especially, to betake one's self, as from a company or a frequented place, into privacy; go into retirement or seclusion; in the army or navy, to go voluntarily on the retired list.
- To withdraw from business or active life.
- Specifically, to go to bed.
- To slope back; recede; retreat.
- Synonyms and To depart, recede. See
- noun The act of retiring; withdrawal.
- noun Retreat, especially in war.
- noun Retirement; withdrawal into privacy or seclusion; hence, a state of retirement.
- noun A place of retirement or withdrawal.
- noun Repair; resort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
- transitive verb To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay
- transitive verb To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list.
- intransitive verb To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy
- intransitive verb To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure.
- intransitive verb To withdraw from a public station, or from business.
- intransitive verb To recede; to fall or bend back.
- intransitive verb To go to bed.
- noun obsolete The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
- noun (Mil.) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun rare The act of
retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
- noun dated A
callsounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishersthat they are to retire, or fall back.
- verb transitive To
withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
- verb transitive To withdraw from
circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
- verb transitive To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list; as, to retire a military or naval officer.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
But I never actually used the word retire, because I've been working just as hard since then as I did up until then.
Bullough wanted her to retire from the stage, which the shy Elsie did, and she only returned to the stage for charity performances during the Great War.
Justice John Paul Stevens announced last Friday his intention to retire from the court after nearly 35 years on the bench.
Who sets tax rate and an age for you to retire from the workforce?
Stevens, who turns 90 Tuesday, announced earlier this month that he would retire from the high court at the end of this session.
Ultimately, the biggest factor in the size of your nest egg when you retire is how much you put in while you're working.
U.S. Justice David Souter, shown above when he was nominated by President George H. Bush in 1990, is planning to retire from the United States Supreme Court at the age of 69, creating the first appointment opportunity for President Barack Obama.
History will smile on the Democrats once more as the People's Party, the same party that brought the nation out of the Great Depression that was shuttled in by Republicans; and the same party ushered in a Social Security program that allows seniors to have a little something when they retire from the work force.
No matter what amount of debt a person has, willingness to retire is the first step
The Obama administration, likely to learn in the next several weeks whether Justice John Paul Stevens will retire, is focusing on three candidates to succeed him, a White House official familiar with the deliberations said.