retired

[ ri-tahyuhrd ]
/ rɪˈtaɪərd /
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adjective

withdrawn from or no longer occupied with one's business or profession: a retired banker.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.

Nearby words

  1. retinula,
  2. retiracy,
  3. retiral,
  4. retirant,
  5. retire,
  6. retiree,
  7. retirement,
  8. retirement community,
  9. retirement pension,
  10. retirement plan

Origin of retired

First recorded in 1580–90; retire + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-retired

retired

/ (rɪˈtaɪəd) /

adjective

  1. having given up one's work, office, etc, esp on completion of the normal period of servicea retired headmistress
  2. (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withdrawn; secludeda retired life; a retired cottage in the woods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

retired

adj.

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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