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Definitions of retire

  1. break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He turns out at the crack of dawn" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. move back and away from; "The enemy fell back" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. dispose of; as of old clothes; "She finally retired that old coat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. in baseball; "The pitcher retired three batters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. withdraw from circulation or form the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position; "He retired at age 68" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. cause to retire; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. cause to be out on a fielding play Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list; as, to retire a military or naval officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To go to bed; as, he usually retires early. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To withdraw; to take away; - sometimes used reflexively. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To go to a place of privacy; withdraw from business, official, or active life; to go to bed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To withdraw; as, to retire forces; to withdraw from circulation, or from the market; as, to retire currency; to cause to give up active service; as, to retire a policeman. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To draw back: to retreat: to recede. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. To withdraw: to cause to retire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To draw back; recede; go into privacy or private life. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To withdraw; draw back; go away; go to bed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To cause to withdraw; to take up and pay, as a bill, when due. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To go from company or from a public place into privacy; to withdraw; to break up; to retreat; to recede. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To depart; to withdraw; to go from company; to withdraw from business or active life; to fall back, as the tide from the shore; to take up and pay when due, as a bill of exchange. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively. mso.anu.edu.au
  35. To withdraw; to take away; sometimes used reflexively. dictgcide_fs
  36. r[=e]-t[=i]r', v.i. to draw back: to retreat: to recede: to go to bed.--v.t. to withdraw from circulation, as to retire a bill: to cause to retire.--n. a call sounded on a bugle: act of retiring: retreat: (obs.) a place of retreat.--n. RET[=I]'RAL, the act of taking up a bill when due.--adj. RETIRED', withdrawn: secluded: private: withdrawn from business.--adv. RETIRED'LY.--ns. RETIRED'NESS; RETIRE'MENT, act of retiring or withdrawing from society or from public life, or of an army: state of being retired: solitude: privacy.--p.adj. RETIR'ING, reserved: unobtrusive: retreating: modest: given to one who retires from a public office or service.--RETIRED LIST, a list of officers who are relieved from active service but receive a certain amount of pay. [O. Fr. retirer--re-, back, tirer, to draw.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Withdraw (intr.), go away, retreat, seek seclusion or shelter, recede, go (as) to bed, (r. from the world, become recluse; r. into oneself, be uncommunicative or unsociable, whence retiring a., retiringly adv., retiringness n.; the ladies r., leave dining-room after dessert; always retires before midnight, often to rest, to bed, for the night, &c.; general, army, was forced to r., retired in good order, often from position, to place, before enemy, &c.; background does not r. as it should; retiring-room. for retiring to, esp. lavatory); (p.p., f. obs. trans. use) withdrawn from society or observation, secluded, (lives retired; a retired life; in a retired valley), whence retiredness n.; cease from or give up office or profession or employment or candidature, (Cricket) voluntarily terminate one\'s innings, compel (officer, employee) to r., (r. from the army, from business, on a pension; batsman retired hurt; was compulsorily retired as incompetent; retiring pension, allowed to one who retires at normal time), (p.p., see -ED (2) for sense) that has retired (a retired general grocer; retired pay, pension; retired list, of retired officers); (Mil.) order (troops) to r.; (Finance) withdraw (bill, note) from operation or currency. (N., mil.) signal to troops to r. (usu. sound the r.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. [French] To draw back or away; to keep aloof; - To retreat from action or danger;- to withdraw from a public station; - to fall back;- v.t. to pay up and withdraw from circulation; - to cause to retire; to designate as no longer qualified for active service; - imp. & pp. retired; ppr. retiring. Cabinet Dictionary

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