- retirement community,
- retirement pension,
- retirement plan
Origin of retired
verb (used without object), re·tired, re·tir·ing.
verb (used with object), re·tired, re·tir·ing.
Origin of retire
Examples from the Web for retired
“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|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|DAILY BEAST
This is all that was said between them on the subject, and, immediately the meal was over, they retired to their rooms.Halcyone|Elinor Glyn
I have often thought of you with anxiety, and wished to know how you weathered the storm, and into what port you had retired.
They did not dispute the matter with him and retired quietly.Before and after Waterloo|Edward Stanley
Lily had retired to the other side of the room as soon as the parley about the invitation began.A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories|William D. Howells
To-night she retired early, and George joined Ryanne's audience.The Carpet from Bagdad|Harold MacGrath
- 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.