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 Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician.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