from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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 Withdrawn from one's occupation, business, or office; having finished one's active working life.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 Withdrawn; secluded.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

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of retire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Private; secluded; quiet
  • adj. Withdrawn from active duty or business

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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  • Withdrawn from public comprehension or knowledge; private; secret.
  • Withdrawn from business or active life; having given up business: as, a retired merchant.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.

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  • adj. no longer active in your work or profession


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From retire +‎ -ed.



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