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- adjective Withdrawn from one's occupation, business, or office; having finished one's active working life.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- adjective Withdrawn; secluded.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- Withdrawn from public comprehension or knowledge; private; secret.
- Withdrawn from business or active life; having given up business: as, a retired merchant.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- adjective Withdrawn from active duty or business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.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective no longer active in your work or profession
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Jefferson felt keenly the situation, and at the expiration of his term retired to Monticello, humiliated and overwhelmed by unjust criticism and undeserved censure.
There is a reserve corps consisting of 22,233 men who have served in the regular army and are now upon what we call the retired list.
George McSwain retired from the United States Navy as a Lt Commander.
Edward Martin retired from the United States Navy as a Vice Admiral in 1989.
Ronald Martin retired from the United States Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Colonel.
Donat Gouin retired from the Unites States Army as a Master Sergeant.
[word retired] is the only word that has been officially retired from the English language, barring its usage in all contexts.
According to his online autobiography, Mr. Unger recently retired from the practice of cosmetic dentistry and decided to devote his life to painting in oil, acrylic and watercolor, which he called his “passion and first love.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, Vice-President Dick Cheney, and dozens of others on the long-running sketch series, tells GossipCop. com that “retired from the show last year.”
Leno first got the gig, over rival David Letterman, when Johnny Carson retired from the show in 1992.