retire: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ri-tīr'), [key]
— v., n. -tired, -tir•ing,
- to withdraw, or go away or apart, to a place of privacy, shelter, or seclusion: He retired to his study.
- to go to bed: He retired at midnight.
- to withdraw from office, business, or active life, usually because of age: to retire at the age of sixty.
- to fall back or retreat in an orderly fashion and according to plan, as from battle, an untenable position, danger, etc.
- to withdraw or remove oneself: After announcing the guests, the butler retired.
- to withdraw from circulation by taking up and paying, as bonds, bills, etc.; redeem.
- to withdraw or lead back (troops, ships, etc.), as from battle or danger; retreat.
- to remove from active service or the usual field of activity, as an army officer or business executive.
- to withdraw (a machine, ship, etc.) permanently from its normal service, usually for scrapping; take out of use.
- to put out (a batter, side, etc.).
- a place of withdrawal; retreat: a cool retire from summer's heat.
- retirement or withdrawal, as from worldly matters or the company of others.
Pronunciation: (Fr. ru-tē-rā'), [key]
— pl. -ti•rés
- a movement in which the dancer brings one foot to the knee of the supporting leg and then returns it to the fifth position.
- retire (Thesaurus)