Definitions of retire

The word retire uses 6 letters:eeirrt.

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v. t. - To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively. 2

v. t. - To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note. 2

v. t. - 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. 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. 2

v. i. - To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle. 2

v. i. - To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired. 2

v. i. - To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs. 2

v. i. - To go to bed; as, he usually retires early. 2

n. - The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires. 2

n. - A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back. 2