Retired
Retired Re*tired", a. 1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits. [1913 Webster]

A retired part of the peninsula. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician. [1913 Webster]

{Retired flank} (Fort.), a flank bent inward toward the rear of the work.

{Retired list} (Mil. & Naval), a list of officers, who, by reason of advanced age or other disability, are relieved from active service, but still receive a specified amount of pay from the government. [1913 Webster] -- {Re*tired"ly}, adv. -- {Re*tired"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • retired */ — UK [rɪˈtaɪə(r)d] / US [rɪˈtaɪrd] adjective a) no longer working because you have reached the age where you are officially too old to work My father s retired now. a retired couple b) no longer working in a job or career, especially after having… …   English dictionary

  • retired — re•tired [[t]rɪˈtaɪərd[/t]] adj. 1) withdrawn from an office, occupation, or career: a retired banker[/ex] 2) due or given a retired person: retired pay[/ex] 3) secluded or sequestered • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

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