Definitions of retirement

  1. withdrawal from your position or occupation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of withdrawing; state of being withdrawn; privacy; solitude. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of retiring or withdrawing from society or from public life: state of being retired: solitude: privacy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A retiring; seclusion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The withdrawing from society or public life; the state of being retired; retired abode; a private way of life. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. State of being withdrawn; act of withdrawing from active life or from public notice; private way of life; seclusion; departure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for retirement

  1. He remained in retirement till his beard grew to his waist, having vowed, according to report, that he would not shave till recalled to the Netherlands. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Buried in their retirement in a remote part of Scotland, the little household lived, lost to me, and lost to the world. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins