- retirement community,
- retirement pension,
- retirement plan,
- retirement relief,
Origin of retiring
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 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|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pope Francis said he would definitely consider stepping down, saying his predecessor has opened the door to retiring.
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|Ben Jacobs|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Brandy Zadrozny|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clinton though did appear via video at the state party dinner, which was being held in tribute to retiring Sen. Tom Harkin.
By placing the squadrons of horse and the light batteries in echelon, the retiring column may be well protected.Elements of Military Art and Science|Henry Wager Halleck
There are many games played publicly at restaurants and in the retiring rooms of mercantile establishments.In the Footprints of the Padres|Charles Warren Stoddard
Shy and retiring in its habits, it is rarely found far distant from aquatic vegetation.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
She gave her consent, however, to his leaving the pail on the porch and then retiring to the chestnut tree.More Tish|Mary Roberts Rinehart
But about the retiring habits of both there could be no doubt.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
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.