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Webster 1913 Edition


Retired

Re-tired′

,
Adj.
1.
Private; secluded; quiet;
as, a
retired
life; a person of
retired
habits.
A
retired
part of the peninsula.
Hawthorne.
2.
Withdrawn from active duty or business;
as, a
retired
officer; a
retired
physician.
Retired flank
(Fort.)
,
a flank bent inward toward the rear of the work.
Retired list
(Mil. & Naval)
,
a list of officers, who, by reason of advanced age or other disability, are relieved from active service, but still receive a specified amount of pay from the government.
Re-tired′ly
,
adv.
Re-tired′ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Retired

RETI'RED

, a.
1.
Secluded from much society or from public notice; private. He lives a retired life; he has a retired situation.
2.
Secret; private; as retired speculations.
3.
Withdrawn.

Definition 2022


retired

retired

English

Adjective

retired (comparative more retired, superlative most retired)

  1. Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet. [from 16th c.]
  2. Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded. [from 16th c.]
    • 1910, ‘Saki’, "The Saint and the Goblin", Reginald in Russia:
      The little stone Saint occupied a retired niche in a side aisle of the old cathedral.
  3. (of people) Having left employment, especially on reaching pensionable age. [from 16th c.]
    The retired workers are a major expense due to their pensions.

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Verb

retired

  1. simple past tense and past participle of retire

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