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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Withdrawn from one's occupation, business, or office; having finished one's active working life.
  • adjective Received by a person in retirement.
  • adjective Withdrawn; secluded.
  • noun Retired people considered as a group. Used with the.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Secluded from society or from public notice; apart from public view.
  • Withdrawn from public comprehension or knowledge; private; secret.
  • Withdrawn from business or active life; having given up business: as, a retired merchant.
  • Given to seclusion; inclining to retirement; also, characteristic of a retired life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Private; secluded; quiet
  • adjective Withdrawn from active duty or business
  • adjective (Fort.) a flank bent inward toward the rear of the work.
  • adjective (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of retire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective no longer active in your work or profession

Etymologies

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From retire +‎ -ed.

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