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Definition of "retired" []

  • Withdrawn from one's occupation, business, or office; having finished one's active working life. (adjective)
  • Received by a person in retirement: retired pay. (adjective)
  • Withdrawn; secluded. (adjective)
  • Retired people considered as a group. Used with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "retired" in a sentence
  • "Jefferson felt keenly the situation, and at the expiration of his term retired to Monticello, humiliated and overwhelmed by unjust criticism and undeserved censure."
  • "There is a reserve corps consisting of 22,233 men who have served in the regular army and are now upon what we call the retired list."
  • "George McSwain retired from the United States Navy as a Lt Commander."