[ French ruh-tee-rey ]
/ French rə tiˈreɪ /
noun, plural re·ti·rés [French ruh-tee-rey] /French rə tiˈreɪ/. 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.
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Origin of retiré
< French, past participle of retirer to retire
Words nearby retiré
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British Dictionary definitions for retiré
/ (rɪˈtaɪə) /
verb (mainly intr)
(also tr) to give up or to cause (a person) to give up his work, a post, etc, esp on reaching pensionable age (in Britain and Australia usually 65 for men, 60 for women)
to go away, as into seclusion, for recuperation, etc
to go to bed
to recede or disappearthe sun retired behind the clouds
to withdraw from a sporting contest, esp because of injury
(also tr) to pull back (troops, etc) from battle or an exposed position or (of troops, etc) to fall back
- to remove (bills, bonds, shares, etc) from circulation by taking them up and paying for them
- to remove (money) from circulation
Derived forms of retireretirer, noun
Word Origin for retire
C16: from French retirer, from Old French re- + tirer to pull, draw
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