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retired

[ ri-tahyuhrd ]
/ rɪˈtaɪərd /
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adjective
withdrawn from or no longer occupied with one's business or profession: a retired banker.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.
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Origin of retired

First recorded in 1580–90; retire + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for retired

retired
/ (rɪˈtaɪəd) /

adjective
  1. having given up one's work, office, etc, esp on completion of the normal period of servicea retired headmistress
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the retired
withdrawn; secludeda retired life; a retired cottage in the woods
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