- withdrawn from or no longer occupied with one's business or profession: a retired banker.
- due or given a retired person: retired pay.
- secluded or sequestered: a retired little village.
Origin of retired
Synonyms for retired
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- having given up one's work, office, etc, esp on completion of the normal period of servicea retired headmistress
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the retired
- withdrawn; secludeda retired life; a retired cottage in the woods
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Word Origin and History for quasi-retired
1580s, "separated from society or public notice," past participle adjective from retire (v.). Meaning "having given up business" is from 1824. Abbreviation ret'd. attested from 1942.
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