What does retro mean?

Definitions for retro
ˈrɛ troʊretro

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retroadjective

    a fashion reminiscent of the past

  2. ex post facto, retroactive, retroadjective

    affecting things past

    "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"


  1. retronoun

    something, such as a fashion, from the past; a retro trend

  2. retronoun

    a retrorocket

  3. retroadjective

    of, or relating to the past, past times, or the way things were

  4. retroadjective

    affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto

  5. Etymology: From rétro.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retro in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of retro in a Sentence

  1. Matt Winans:

    Both [ Tab and Surge ] are retro, both have cemented themselves as pop culture icons, both have that intrinsic cult following.

  2. Kent Larson:

    (Transforming) solutions need to be designed as furniture to allow for retro-fitting and new construction, they also need to be effortless to be sustainable for daily life -- almost magical. Transforming your apartment should be as easy as opening a door.

  3. Niamh Houston:

    Chip music is music composed on old computer hardware or retro consoles, (such as) the Atari systems, the Commodores or Game Boys, you can use what's known as a tracker program to basically hack into the sound chip within these consoles and use it as if it was a synthesizer.

  4. Michael Persson Gripkow:

    The Charity Arcades is a way for us to emphasize our partnership with the Swedish Red Cross in a creative and inspiring way, the travelers get a fun retro experience at the airport and at the same time they have the opportunity to contribute to the important work of the Red Cross.

  5. Mark Nelson:

    Last year, the pandemic hurt a lot of drive-ins, they were forced to go retro, diversify with live events and play movies they wouldn't normally play.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. irascible
    • B. dicotyledonous
    • C. lank
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