What does retiring mean?

Definitions for retiring
rɪˈtaɪər ɪŋre·tir·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retiring, unassumingadjective

    not arrogant or presuming

    "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"

  2. past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)adjective

    of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

    "a retiring member of the board"

  3. reticent, self-effacing, retiringadjective

    reluctant to draw attention to yourself

Wiktionary

  1. retiringadjective

    Shy, introverted, liking privacy.

    I don't really know him well, since he's so shy and retiring.

  2. retiringadjective

    About to retire.

    Today is the party for our retiring co-workers.

Wikipedia

  1. Retiring

    Retirement is the withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from one's active working life. A person may also semi-retire by reducing work hours or workload. Many people choose to retire when they are elderly or incapable of doing their job due to health reasons. People may also retire when they are eligible for private or public pension benefits, although some are forced to retire when bodily conditions no longer allow the person to work any longer (by illness or accident) or as a result of legislation concerning their positions. In most countries, the idea of retirement is of recent origin, being introduced during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Previously, low life expectancy, lack of social security and the absence of pension arrangements meant that most workers continued to work until their death. Germany was the first country to introduce retirement benefits in 1889.Nowadays, most developed countries have systems to provide pensions on retirement in old age, funded by employers or the state. In many poorer countries, there is no support for the elderly beyond that provided through the family. Today, retirement with a pension is considered a right of the worker in many societies; hard ideological, social, cultural and political battles have been fought over whether this is a right. In many Western countries, this is a right embodied in national constitutions. An increasing number of individuals are choosing to put off this point of total retirement, by selecting to exist in the emerging state of pre-tirement.

ChatGPT

  1. retiring

    Retiring refers to the act of leaving one's job or professional career after reaching the age or tenure set for withdrawal from one's active working life, typically due to aging. This transition often involves shifting from a paid employment status to a period where one relies on saved funds, pensions, or Social Security benefits. The term can also refer to withdrawing to or from a particular place, or becoming less visible in certain roles or activities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retiring

    of Retire

  2. Retiringadjective

    reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners

  3. Retiringadjective

    of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retiring in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retiring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of retiring in a Sentence

  1. Robert Redford:

    I think it was a mistake to say that I was retiring because you never know.

  2. Justin McCurry:

    The 4 % rule is great if you're retiring at age 65, but if you're retiring early you should think about 3.5 % and if you're retiring in your 30s or 40s you may take an even more conservative number.

  3. Jon Hatami:

    Tonight, the Democratic Party, their close allies in the mob in the media are in an utter state of chaos, poll numbers imploding. [President] Biden struggling in every single way. Many are in a state of despair. Some are predictably smearing their political opponents as racist. Others in Congress are throwing in the towel, retiring en masse. They want out completely. At least one media outlet is calling for the National Guard to round up unvaccinated Americans who dare to leave their homes.

  4. Kevin McCarthy:

    When you sit back and you look and you want to pinpoint when was the bellwether, when was the moment in time that you truly felt that you knew that the majority was in play and you had the capability of winning – when Ron Kind said that he was retiring.

  5. Hunter Harrison:

    I've demonstrated my trouble with retiring in the past, so being available to the Board and the organization after my official retirement is exciting.

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