Origin of retiring
Synonyms for retiring
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Related Words for retiringreserved, humble, quiet, withdrawn, shrinking, restrained, backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, meek, modest, recessive, reclusive, reticent, timid, timorous, unassuming, unsociable
Examples from the Web for retiring
Contemporary Examples of retiring
I was thinking about retiring from modeling, but spending that time with them rekindled that bug.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
December 27, 2014
Pope Francis said he would definitely consider stepping down, saying his predecessor has opened the door to retiring.Will There Soon Be Three Living Popes?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
August 19, 2014
Named after Sen. Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who is retiring in January, the rule is to “always attack and never defend.”The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever
July 22, 2014
Even Slayer frontman Tom Araya announced in 2010 he was retiring his signature helicopter and figure-eight style thrashing.Doctors Say Motörhead Is So Hardcore, They Could Make Your Brain Bleed
July 3, 2014
Clinton though did appear via video at the state party dinner, which was being held in tribute to retiring Sen. Tom Harkin.Hillary Clinton’s Secret Iowa Campaign Cadre
June 21, 2014
Historical Examples of retiring
"Most willingly," said Virginia, retiring as Lady Delacour advanced.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
I took no notice: but on her retiring, I found my cloaths were not in the usual order.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
What came before the retiring could have been but a prelude.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
He remained reserved, retiring, inconspicuous, and puzzling to our understanding.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Consequently,' said the other gentleman, retiring on his main position, 'why Row?'Little Dorrit
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, "departing, retreating," present participle adjective from retire (v.). Also "fond of retiring, disposed to seclusion," hence "unobtrusive, modest, subdued" (1766).
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.