go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
"He retired at age 68"
withdraw from active participation
"He retired from chess"
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"
withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
adjourn, withdraw, retire(verb)
break from a meeting or gathering
"We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
make (someone) retire
"The director was retired after the scandal"
dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
"She finally retired that old coat"
"he retired from life when his wife died"
put out, retire(verb)
cause to be out on a fielding play
retire, strike out(verb)
cause to get out
"The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base"
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"
The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
His retire is by a lake.
A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
At the retire, the cavalry fell back.
To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
He retired himself from the party.
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.
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.
to voluntarily stop batting before being dismissed so that the next batsman can bat
Jones retired in favour of Smith.
, to make a defensive play which results in a runner or the batter being put out
Jones retired Smith 6-3.
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.
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.
To withdraw from a public station, from working, or from business
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.
To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
I will retire for the night.
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
to withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively
to withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note
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
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
to retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle
to withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired
to recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs
to go to bed; as, he usually retires early
the act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires
a call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back
Origin: [F. retirer; pref. re- re- + tirer to draw. See Tirade.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-tīr′, 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. Retī′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.]
To choose to finish a career, form of employment, work or job when pension age is reached or when you choose to for a different reason.
Some people choose to retire at pension age, some choose to retire as they have more than enough of an income to live the rest of their lives in line with their aspirations.Submitted by MC Harmonious on April 13, 2016
To chose to finish a career, work or job when pension age is reached.
He chose to retire at 65 to spend more time with this family.Submitted by MC Harmonious on April 26, 2015
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Rank popularity for the word 'retire' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4634
Rank popularity for the word 'retire' in Verbs Frequency: #512
The numerical value of retire in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of retire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of retire in a Sentence
It was a place for elephants to retire.
And Paul McCartney says,' Retire from what ? ,'.
I believe that all of us ought to retire relatively young.
Getting rid of consumer debt by the time you retire is huge.
Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
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- jubilarCatalan, Valencian
- in den Ruhestand gehen, in Pension gehen, in Rente gehenGerman
- jäädä eläkkeelle, vetäytyäFinnish
- téigh ar scorIrish
- rach mu thàmhScottish Gaelic
- nyugdíjba megyHungarian
- draga sig í hlé, setjast í helgan steinIcelandic
- 退職, 引退Japanese
- met pensioen gaanDutch
- przejść na emeryturęPolish
- retirar-se, aposentar-sePortuguese
- выходить в отставку, выходить на пенсиюRussian
- về hưu, thôi việcVietnamese
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