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- noun The state of being abstracted or withdrawn.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
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
- noun uncountable The state of being
- noun The portion of one's life after retiring from one's
- 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
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From French, from retirer ("withdraw”, often used reflexively “retire"), from re- + tirer ("draw, tear away") + English suffix -ment.
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