What does retard mean?

Definitions for retard
rɪˈtɑrd for 1-3, 5 ; ˈri tɑrd for 4re·tard

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word retard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retardverb

    a person of subnormal intelligence

  2. retardverb

    cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

    "This drug will retard your heart rate"

  3. retardverb

    be delayed

  4. check, retard, delayverb

    slow the growth or development of

    "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

  5. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardverb

    lose velocity; move more slowly

    "The car decelerated"


  1. retardnoun

    Retardation; delay.

  2. retardnoun

    A person with mental retardation.

  3. retardnoun

    A stupid person, or one who is slow to learn.

  4. retardverb

    To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder

  5. retardverb

    To put off; to postpone.

  6. retardverb

    To be slow or dilatory to perform (something).

  7. retardverb

    To decelerate; to slow down.

  8. retardverb

    To stay back.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retardverb

    to keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder; as, to retard the march of an army; to retard the motion of a ship; -- opposed to accelerate

  2. Retardverb

    to put off; to postpone; as, to retard the attacks of old age; to retard a rupture between nations

  3. Retardverb

    to stay back

  4. Retardnoun

    retardation; delay

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Retard

    rē-tärd′, v.t. to keep back: to delay: to defer.—adj. Retar′dant.—n. Retardā′tion, delay: hinderance: obstacle: (phys.) a continuous decrement in velocity: in acoustics, the distance by which one wave is behind another: (mus.) the act of diminishing the rate of speed: (teleg.) decrease in the speed of telegraph signalling.—adjs. Retar′dātive, tending or serving to retard; Retar′dātory.—ns. Retar′der; Retard′ment.—Retardation of mean solar time, the change of the sun's right ascension in a sidereal day. [Fr.,—L. retardārere-, inten., tardāre, to make slow—tardus, slow.]

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Anagrams for retard »

  1. darter, tarred, trader

  2. Darter

  3. Tarred

  4. Tetrad

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of retard in a Sentence

  1. Gabriel Miles:

    You're a retard.

  2. Tommy Boy:

    Richard Okay... seatbelts. Just put the little thing into the big thing and... I tell ya what. If you don't know how to fasten your seatbelt, just raise your hand and I'll have Tommy Boy here come back there and hit you in the head with a tack hammer because you're a RETARD

Images & Illustrations of retard

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • idioot, vertraagde, idiote, agterbly, nole, mongole, vertragings, uitstel, vertraagdes, nool, mongool, vertraging, vertraagAfrikaans
  • تأخيرArabic
  • perecear, retardarSpanish
  • viivyttää, idiootti, vähä-älyinen, viive, hidastaa, jälkeenjäänyt, jarruttaa, lykätä, kehari, hidasteFinnish
  • retardé, retard, attardéFrench
  • कम करनाHindi
  • tardigarIdo
  • ritardato mentale, ritardareItalian
  • リタードJapanese
  • 병신Korean
  • retardantLatin
  • mogoolDutch
  • задерживать, дебил, тормоз, задержка, откладывать, замедление, тормозитьRussian
  • رکھوUrdu

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