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retire

[ ri-tahyuhr ]
/ r瑟藞ta瑟r /
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verb (used without object), re路tired, re路tir路ing.
verb (used with object), re路tired, re路tir路ing.
noun Literary.
a place of withdrawal; retreat: a cool retire from summer's heat.
retirement or withdrawal, as from worldly matters or the company of others.
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Origin of retire

1525鈥35; <Middle French retirer to withdraw, equivalent to re-re- + tirer to draw

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5. See depart.

OTHER WORDS FROM retire

re路tir路er, noun

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retir茅
[ French ruh-tee-rey ]
/ French r蓹 ti藞re瑟 /

noun, plural re路ti路r茅s [French ruh-tee-rey]. /French r蓹 ti藞re瑟/. Ballet.
a movement in which the dancer brings one foot to the knee of the supporting leg and then returns it to the fifth position.

Origin of retir茅

<French, past participle of retirer to retire
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British Dictionary definitions for retire

retire
/ (r瑟藞ta瑟蓹) /

verb (mainly intr)

Derived forms of retire

retirer, noun

Word Origin for retire

C16: from French retirer, from Old French re- + tirer to pull, draw
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