Definition of Retire in English :

Define Retire in English

Retire meaning in English

Meaning of Retire in English

Pronunciation of Retire in English

Retire pronunciation in English

Pronounce Retire in English


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1. retire

go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

Example Sentences:
'He retired at age 68'

2. retire, withdraw

withdraw from active participation

Example Sentences:
'He retired from chess'

3. draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

pull back or move away or backward

Example Sentences:
'The enemy withdrew'
'The limo pulled away from the curb'

4. retire

withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

5. adjourn, retire, withdraw

break from a meeting or gathering

Example Sentences:
'We adjourned for lunch'
'The men retired to the library'

6. retire

make (someone) retire

Example Sentences:
'The director was retired after the scandal'

7. retire

dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)

Example Sentences:
'She finally retired that old coat'

8. retire, withdraw

lose interest

Example Sentences:
'he retired from life when his wife died'

9. put out, retire

cause to be out on a fielding play

10. retire, strike out

cause to get out

Example Sentences:
'The pitcher retired three batters'
'the runner was put out at third base'

11. bed, crawl in, go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack, kip down, retire, sack out, turn in

prepare for sleep

Example Sentences:
'I usually turn in at midnight'
'He goes to bed at the crack of dawn'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (mainly intr)
1. (also tr)
to give up or to cause (a person) to give up his or her work, a post, etc, esp on reaching pensionable age
to go away, as into seclusion, for recuperation, etc
to go to bed
to recede or disappear
the sun retired behind the clouds
to withdraw from a sporting contest, esp because of injury
6. (also tr)
to pull back (troops, etc) from battle or an exposed position or (of troops, etc) to fall back
7. (transitive)
to remove (bills, bonds, shares, etc) from circulation by taking them up and paying for them
to remove (money) from circulation

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verb intransitiveWord forms: reˈtired or reˈtiring
to go away, retreat, or withdraw to a private, sheltered, or secluded place
to go to bed
to give ground, as in battle; retreat; withdraw
to give up one's work, business, career, etc., esp. because of advanced age
to move back or away, or seem to do so
verb transitive
to withdraw or move in retreat
to retire troops from an action
to take (money) out of circulation
to take up or pay off (stocks, bonds, bills, etc.)
to cause to retire from a position, job, or office
to withdraw from use
to retire outdated machinery
10.  US, Baseball
to end the batting turn of (a batter, side, etc.) by putting the batter, side, etc. out

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of retire
v. re·tired, re·tir·ing, re·tires
1. To withdraw from one's occupation or position, especially upon reaching a certain age; stop working.
a. To move away or withdraw, as for rest or seclusion: The guests retired to the living room.
b. To fall back or retreat, as from battle.
3. To go to bed.
a. To cause to withdraw from one's usual field of activity: The board must retire all executives at 65.
b. To withdraw from use or active service: retire an old battleship.
a. To take out of circulation: retired the bonds.
b. To pay off: retire one's debts.
3. To lead (troops, for example) away from action; withdraw.
4. Baseball
a. To put out (a batter).
b. To cause (the opposing team) to end a turn at bat.

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