Definitions for retirerɪˈtaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•tirerɪˈtaɪər(v.)-tired, -tir•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to withdraw or go away to a place of privacy, shelter, or seclusion:

    She retired to her study.

  2. to go to bed.

  3. to give up or withdraw from an office, occupation, or career, usu. because of age.

  4. to fall back or retreat, as from battle.

  5. to withdraw from view:

    After announcing the guests, the butler retired.

  6. (v.t.)to withdraw from circulation by taking up and paying, as bonds or bills.

  7. to withdraw (troops, ships, etc.), as from battle.

    Category: Military

  8. to remove from an office or active service, as an army officer.

  9. to withdraw (a machine, ship, etc.) permanently from its normal service.

  10. Sports. to put out (a batter, side, etc.).

    Category: Sport

Origin of retire:

1525–35; < MF retirer to withdraw =re-re - +tirer to draw, < VL *tīrāre

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retire(verb)

    go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

    "He retired at age 68"

  2. retire, withdraw(verb)

    withdraw from active participation

    "He retired from chess"

  3. withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back(verb)

    pull back or move away or backward

    "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

  4. retire(verb)

    withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

  5. adjourn, withdraw, retire(verb)

    break from a meeting or gathering

    "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"

  6. retire(verb)

    make (someone) retire

    "The director was retired after the scandal"

  7. retire(verb)

    dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)

    "She finally retired that old coat"

  8. retire, withdraw(verb)

    lose interest

    "he retired from life when his wife died"

  9. put out, retire(verb)

    cause to be out on a fielding play

  10. retire, strike out(verb)

    cause to get out

    "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base"

  11. go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire(verb)

    prepare for sleep

    "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. retire(verb)ɪˈtaɪər

    to permanently stop working, especially because your are getting old

    I'm planning to retire in 2 years' time.; He retired from the police last year.

Wiktionary

  1. retire(Noun)

    The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.

    His retire is by a lake.

  2. retire(Noun)

    A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.

    At the retire, the cavalry fell back.

  3. retire(Verb)

    To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.

    He retired himself from the party.

  4. retire(Verb)

    To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.

    The central bank retired those notes five years ago.

  5. retire(Verb)

    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.

    The board retired the old major.

  6. retire(Verb)

    to voluntarily stop batting before being dismissed so that the next batsman can bat

    Jones retired in favour of Smith.

  7. retire(Verb)

    , to make a defensive play which results in a runner or the batter being put out

    Jones retired Smith 6-3.

  8. retire(Verb)

    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.

    I will retire to the study.

  9. retire(Verb)

    To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.

    The regiment retired from the fray after the Major was killed.

  10. retire(Verb)

    To withdraw from a public station, from working, or from business

  11. retire(Verb)

    To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs.

    Past the point, the shore retires into a sequence of coves.

  12. retire(Verb)

    To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.

    I will retire for the night.

  13. Origin: From retirer, from prefix re-, + verb tirer, from tirer, tirier, from tire, tiere of origin akin to Old English and Old Saxon tir, Old English tier, Old High German ziari, zēri, German Zier, German zieren. More at tier

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retire(verb)

    to withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively

  2. Retire(verb)

    to withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note

  3. Retire(verb)

    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

  4. Retire(verb)

    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

  5. Retire(verb)

    to retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle

  6. Retire(verb)

    to withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired

  7. Retire(verb)

    to recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs

  8. Retire(verb)

    to go to bed; as, he usually retires early

  9. Retire(noun)

    the act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires

  10. Retire(noun)

    a call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'retire' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4634

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'retire' in Verbs Frequency: #512


Translations for retire

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

retire(verb)

stop working permanently, usually because of age

He retired at the age of sixty-five.

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