Definition of Retire

1. Verb. Go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position. "He retired at age 68"

Specialized synonyms: Superannuate, Bow Out, Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Leave Office, Quit, Resign, Step Down
Derivative terms: Retiree, Retirement, Retirement



2. Verb. Withdraw from active participation. "He retired from chess"
Exact synonyms: Withdraw
Related verbs: Withdraw, Bow Out, Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Drop Out
Generic synonyms: Cease, Discontinue, Give Up, Lay Off, Quit, Stop
Derivative terms: Retiree, Retirement, Withdrawal

3. Verb. Pull back or move away or backward. "The limo pulled away from the curb"

4. Verb. Withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds.
Generic synonyms: Recall

5. Verb. Break from a meeting or gathering. "The men retired to the library"
Exact synonyms: Adjourn, Withdraw
Related verbs: Seclude, Sequester, Sequestrate, Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Close, Close Down, Close Up, Fold, Shut Down
Specialized synonyms: Prorogue
Entails: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Gather, Meet
Derivative terms: Adjournment, Withdrawal

6. Verb. Make (someone) retire. "The director was retired after the scandal"

7. Verb. Dispose of (something no longer useful or needed). "She finally retired that old coat"

8. Verb. Lose interest. "He retired from life when his wife died"
Exact synonyms: Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Fatigue, Jade, Pall, Tire, Weary
Related verbs: Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Back Down, Back Off, Bow Out, Chicken Out, Pull Out
Derivative terms: Withdrawal, Withdrawer

9. Verb. Cause to be out on a fielding play.
Exact synonyms: Put Out
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Diddle, Fiddle, Play, Toy
Derivative terms: Putout

10. Verb. Cause to get out. "The runner was put out at third base"
Exact synonyms: Strike Out
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Causes: Ease Up, Give, Give Way, Move Over, Yield
Derivative terms: Strikeout

11. Verb. Prepare for sleep. "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"

Definition of Retire

1. v. t. To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.

2. v. i. To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice.

3. n. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.

Definition of Retire

1. Noun. (rare) The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list; as, to retire a military or naval officer. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive cricket of a batsman) to voluntarily stop batting before being dismissed so that the next batsman can bat ¹

7. Verb. (transitive baseball of a fielder), to make a defensive play which results in a runner or the batter being put out ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To withdraw from a public station, from working, or from business ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To go to bed; as, he usually retires early. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retire

1. to go away or withdraw [v -TIRED, -TIRING, -TIRES]

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Literary usage of Retire

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"Cyprian Army and Nobility, as had a Mind to retire from Bondage. Irish. 48. To return now to our forlorn Army on the River of ..."

2. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"The French oblige prince Ferdinand to retire— § XVII. Berlin laid under contribution by the ... 'Mareschal Lehwald forces the Swedes to retire—§ XXIII. ..."

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