withdrawn from or no longer occupied with one's business or profession: a retired banker.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.
- re·tired·ly, adverb
- re·tired·ness, noun
- non·re·tired, adjective
- qua·si-re·tired, adjective
- self-re·tired, adjective
- sem·i·re·tired, adjective
- un·re·tired, adjective
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How to use retired in a sentence
Sharyn Brunk, a 72-year-old retired software company founder, said she had planned to vote a straight Republican ticket, and that hasn’t changed.A covid-19 diagnosis, texts suggesting infidelity roil pivotal N.C. Senate race | Pam Kelley, Rachael Bade, Paul Kane | October 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Under the proposed amendment, the other eight members of the commission would consist of citizens appointed by a panel of five retired Circuit Court judges.Va. LGBT lawmakers divided over ‘redistricting’ measure | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | October 6, 2020 | Washington Blade
Joswiak joined Apple in the 1980s, and is just about three years younger than his semi-retired predecessor.Apple’s leadership evolves ahead of a post-Tim Cook era | radmarya | September 12, 2020 | Fortune
Following the investigation, Howley, his shaved head giving the appearance of a retired professional wrestler, was summoned from his Chagrin Falls estate to testify before the House Oversight Committee in May 2019.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save | by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel | September 12, 2020 | ProPublica
Where decades-old RV companies have long focused on comfort features for retired or affluent customers, RV startups like Cabana, Kibbo, and Mybushotel see the future of RVs centered around digital nomads in need of remote working capabilities.
“Barbarism,” said retired NYPD Officer Jim Smith on Thursday.
He noted in his address that both his mother and his father are retired NYPD detectives.
A 59-year-old retired subway train driver, who gave his name only as Artist, admitted that he had family members in the NYPD.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC | M.L. Nestel | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The young Jordanian pilot comes from a well-known military family in the kingdom and his uncle is a retired major general.
The Tampa Bay Times got their hands on a full copy of the letter the retired judge sent to Winston.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star | Robert Silverman | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His lordship retired shortly to his study, Hetton and Mr. Haggard betook themselves to the billiard-room.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
When his lordship retired early, as was his custom, the other men adjourned once more to the billiard-room.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
So much were they surprised at our undauntedness, that they retired about a hundred roods from us.
They soon retired, however, as the Fort was in danger of being attacked from another side.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
But the flight of the insurgents was too far advanced to rally them, and they retired south towards Pampanga.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for retired
having given up one's work, office, etc, esp on completion of the normal period of service: a retired headmistress
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the retired
withdrawn; secluded: a retired life; a retired cottage in the woods
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