Definitions

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

  • noun Withdrawal from one's occupation or position, especially upon reaching a certain age.
  • noun The age at which one withdraws from work or activity.
  • noun The act of retiring or the state of being retired.
  • noun Privacy or seclusion.
  • noun Archaic A place of privacy or seclusion; a retreat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of retiring or withdrawing from action, service, use, sight, public notice, or company; withdrawal: as, the retirement of an army from battle; the retirement of bonds; the retirement of invalid soldiers from service; retirement into the country.
  • noun The state of being retired from society or public life; seclusion; a private manner of life.
  • noun The state of being abstracted or withdrawn.
  • noun A retired or sequestered place; a place to which one withdraws for privacy or freedom from public or social cares.
  • noun Recovery; retrieval.
  • noun Synonyms Seclusion, Loneliness, etc. See solitude.

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

  • noun The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion.
  • noun Archaic A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode.

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

  • noun An act of retiring; withdrawal.
  • noun uncountable The state of being retired; seclusion.
  • noun The portion of one's life after retiring from one's career.
  • noun obsolete A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode.

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

  • noun withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
  • noun withdrawal from your position or occupation
  • noun the state of being retired from one's business or occupation

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French, from retirer ("withdraw”, often used reflexively “retire"), from re- + tirer ("draw, tear away") + English suffix -ment.

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