Found 2 items, similar to retire.
English → English
v 1: go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw
from one's position; “He retired at age 68”
2: withdraw from active participation; “He retired from chess”
3: pull back or move away or backward; “The enemy withdrew”
“The limo pulled away from the curb”
, draw back
, pull back
, move back
4: move back and away from; “The enemy fell back”
] [ant: advance
5: withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills,
shares, and bonds
6: break from a meeting or gathering; “We adjourned for lunch”
“The men retired to the library”
7: make (someone) retire; “The director was retired after the
8: dispose of; as of old clothes; “She finally retired that old
[syn: pension off
9: lose interest; “he retired from life when his wife died”
10: cause to be out on a fielding play [syn: put out
11: cause to retire; “The pitcher retired three batters”
runner was put out at third base”
[syn: strike out
12: go to bed in order to sleep; “I usually turn in at
; “He turns out at the crack of dawn”
[syn: go to bed
, turn in
, crawl in
, kip down
, hit the hay
, hit the sack
, sack out
, go to sleep
[ant: get up
, get up
English → English
1. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also,
a place to which one retires. [Obs.]
The battle and the retire of the English succors.
[Eve] discover'd soon the place of her retire.
2. (Mil.) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to
skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
, v. i.
1. 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.
To Una back he cast him to retire. --Spenser.
The mind contracts herself, and shrinketh in,
And to herself she gladly doth retire. --Sir J.
2. To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety
or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle,
and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and
die. --2 Sam. xi.
3. To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as,
having made a large fortune, he retired.
And from Britannia's public posts retire. --Addison.
4. To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea
retires in bays and gulfs.
5. To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
Syn: To withdraw; leave; depart; secede; recede; retreat;
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retired
; p. pr. & vb.
.] [F. retirer; pref. re- re- + tirer to draw.
1. To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
He . . . retired himself, his wife, and children
into a forest. --Sir P.
As when the sun is present all the year,
And never doth retire his golden ray. --Sir J.
2. To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take
up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
3. 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.