What does retro mean?

Definitions for retro
ˈrɛ troʊretro

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retro(adj)

    a fashion reminiscent of the past

  2. ex post facto, retroactive, retro(adj)

    affecting things past

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


  1. retro(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From rétro.

  2. retro(Noun)

    a retrorocket

    Etymology: From rétro.

  3. retro(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From rétro.

  4. retro(Adjective)

    affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto

    Etymology: From rétro.

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How to say retro in sign language?

  1. retro


  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. Ed Barton:

    The retro gaming market is definitely a niche market, if you're of a certain age, you might remember them and this might be the easiest way to play games today.

  2. Brett Anderson:

    It's beautiful, i roll down the window, stick my arm out, play retro music and turn back the clock 40 years.

  3. 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.

  4. Zachary Quinto:

    This movie has definitely a retro vibe to it, it's pretty remarkable for something like this to last for half a century and we're all really proud to be a part of it at this significant, celebratory milestone.

  5. Yann Morvan:

    It's what they use in Hollywood, you have a high-speed camera that films the scene. It also sends light... that gets reflected back at the camera by those markers on the drumsticks and on the feet. This is retro-reflective material, meaning it reflects the light back from where it came.

Images & Illustrations of retro

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. bibulous
    • B. usurious
    • C. bonzer
    • D. lacerate

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