- 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 retiré
- (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
Word Origin 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.