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Definitions for retired
rɪˈtaɪərdre·tired

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retiredadjective

    no longer active in your work or profession

Wiktionary

  1. retiredadjective

    Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet.

  2. retiredadjective

    Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded.

  3. retiredadjective

    That has left employment (of a person), especially on reaching pensionable age.

    The retired workers are a major expense due to their pensions.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Retiredpart. adj.

    Secret; private.

    Etymology: from retire.

    Language most shews a man; speak that I may see thee: it springs out of the most retired and inmost parts of us. Ben Jonson.

    You find the mind in sleep retired from the senses, and out of these motions made on the organs of sense. John Locke.

    Some, accustomed to retired speculations, run natural philosophy into metaphysical notions and the abstract generalities of logick. John Locke.

    He was admitted into the most secret and retired thoughts and counsels of his royal master king William. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retired

    of Retire

  2. Retiredadjective

    private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits

  3. Retiredadjective

    withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'retired' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2967

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'retired' in Adjectives Frequency: #1001

Anagrams for retired »

  1. retried

  2. tireder

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retired in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retired in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of retired in a Sentence

  1. Kara Yingling:

    Reactivating retired ships will be a challenge because the ships are old and have not been maintained and modernized since deactivation, a lot has changed since we last modernized those ships, and there could be significant costs involved with restoring their systems.

  2. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn:

    General Allen as a retired officer was in charge of our current strategy for well over a year … and during that period of time the rise of radical Islamism and ISIS, you know, it exponentially grew, the strategy that John Allen was in charge of … it’s a failed strategy.

  3. William Schaffner:

    Those are the kinds of things that can happen to people when you put on a little mileage over the years, both of the leading candidates are over 65 years of age. It wasn’t so long ago that once you reached your 65th birthday, that’s the time you retired — it wasn’t the time you took one of the most strenuous positions you could think of.

  4. Cathy Spraetz:

    He wanted this to be something he could leave his mark on. When he leaves he wants to know that all the chimps have been retired. He wanted that to be part of his legacy.

  5. Joseph Kinyua:

    It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden passing on of Interior CS Retired General Joseph Nkaissery, gen. Nkaissery passed on at Karen Hospital in Nairobi a few hours after being admitted for a check-up.

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