verb (used without object), re·tired, re·tir·ing.
verb (used with object), re·tired, re·tir·ing.
Origin of retire
Definition for retire (2 of 2)
noun, plural re·ti·rés [French ruh-tee-rey] /French rə tiˈreɪ/. Ballet.
Origin of retiré
Examples from the Web for retire
Expect the couple to find another mansion in a safe Democratic district where an aging representative is expected to retire.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when asked whether he worries about Studio Ghibli after he and Takahata retire, Miyazaki is frank.
As Raimondo tells it, most public sector workers in the state were able to retire at age 55 with 80 percent of their pay.Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014|David Freedlander|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But “he was so shocked by the disorganization and lack of seriousness that he submitted his papers to retire.”
Akhtar will take over from Zaheer-ul-Islam, who is set to retire on Oct. 1.Pakistan’s New Top Spy Once Suggested Peace With India|Chris Allbritton|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At a quarter past the hour she felt so poorly as to be compelled to retire to her room.'Farewell, Nikola'|Guy Boothby
But when quite near they saw that it was a Dutch ship, and consequently began to retire in all haste.
In that case, he, Nubar, would at once resign his position and retire into private life.Cities of the Dawn|J. Ewing Ritchie
In 1779 ill health compelled him to retire from the public arena for a year when he again resumed his legislative duties.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
I retire from the field, conscious that there remains behind not only a large harvest, but labourers capable of gathering it in.A Legend of Montrose|Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for retire
verb (mainly intr)
- to remove (bills, bonds, shares, etc) from circulation by taking them up and paying for them
- to remove (money) from circulation
Word Origin for retire
Word Origin and History for retire
Meaning "to withdraw" to some place, especially for the sake of privacy, is recorded from 1530s; sense of "leave an occupation" first attested 1640s (implied in retirement). Meaning "to leave company and go to bed" is from 1660s. Transitive sense is from 1540s, originally "withdraw, lead back" (troops, etc.); meaning "to remove from active service" is from 1680s. Baseball sense of "to put out" is recorded from 1874.