Origin of retired
Synonyms for retired
verb (used without object), re·tired, re·tir·ing.
verb (used with object), re·tired, re·tir·ing.
Origin of retire
Synonyms for retire
Related Words for retiredresigned, elderly, retiring, discharged, superannuated, separated, secluded, isolated, detached, removed, withdrawn, retreated, shy, humble, cloistered, emerita, emeritus, apart, distant
Examples from the Web for retired
Contemporary Examples of retired
“Barbarism,” said retired NYPD Officer Jim Smith on Thursday.The Muslim Cop Killed by Terrorists
January 9, 2015
He noted in his address that both his mother and his father are retired NYPD detectives.Cop Families Boo De Blasio at NYPD Graduation
December 30, 2014
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
December 28, 2014
The young Jordanian pilot comes from a well-known military family in the kingdom and his uncle is a retired major general.Did ISIS Shoot Down a Fighter Jet?
Jamie Dettmer, Christopher Dickey
December 24, 2014
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
December 22, 2014
Historical Examples of retired
He gave them one fire, by which a captain was killed, and retired.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
When Mrs. Western retired to her room for the night, it was not to sleep.Life in London
She would have retired her into the land of things-one-must-forget.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Every one retired to the soup-plate he had scooped in the earth.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Kingozi retired again to his cot; but for a long time he could not get to sleep.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
- having given up one's work, office, etc, esp on completion of the normal period of servicea retired headmistress
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the retired
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
1580s, "separated from society or public notice," past participle adjective from retire (v.). Meaning "having given up business" is from 1824. Abbreviation ret'd. attested from 1942.
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.