retire

  • 1 retiré — retiré, ée [ r(ə)tire ] adj. • XVIe; de retirer 1 ♦ (Personnes) Qui s est retiré. Retiré dans un lieu, quelque part. RETIRÉ DE. « le désir d être de plus en plus retiré du monde et dans un cloître d études et d oubli » (Sainte Beuve). ♢ Absolt… …

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  • 2 retiré — retiré, ée (re ti ré, rée) part. passé de retirer. 1°   Ramené en tirant. Un homme retiré vivant de dessous les décombres. 2°   Tiré en arrière, contracté. •   Ma peau est toute sèche et toute retirée, SACI Bible, Job, VII, 5. •   Les pattes… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 retire — re·tire vb re·tired, re·tir·ing vi: to withdraw from an action the jury retired for deliberations vt: to withdraw from circulation or from the market retire a loan retire stock Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …

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  • 4 Retire — Re*tire , 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. [1913 Webster] To Una back he cast …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Retire — Re*tire , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retiring}.] [F. retirer; pref. re re + tirer to draw. See {Tirade}.] 1. To withdraw; to take away; sometimes used reflexively. [1913 Webster] He . . . retired himself, his wife, and… …

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  • 6 Retire — Re*tire , n. 1. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The battle and the retire of the English succors. Bacon. [1913 Webster] [Eve] discover d soon the place of her retire.… …

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  • 7 retire — [ri tīr′] vi. retired, retiring [Fr retirer < re , back + tirer, to draw < VL * tirare] 1. to go away, retreat, or withdraw to a private, sheltered, or secluded place 2. to go to bed 3. to give ground, as in battle; retreat; withdraw 4. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 retiré — Retiré, [retir]ée. part. passif. Il a les significations de son verbe. Il est aussi adj. & sign. Solitaire. C est un homme fort retiré. il mene une vie retirée. un lieu retiré, esteigné du bruit …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 retire — (v.) 1530s, of armies, to retreat, from M.Fr. retirer to withdraw (something), from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + O.Fr. tirer to draw (see TIRADE (Cf. tirade)). Meaning to withdraw to some place for the sake of seclusion is recorded from 1530s;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 retire — withdraw, *go, leave, depart, quit Analogous words: *recede, retreat: recoil, *rebound, resile: *relinquish, yield, surrender, abandon …

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  • 11 retire — [v] leave a place or responsibility absent oneself, decamp, deny oneself, depart, draw back, ebb, exit, fall back, get away, get off, give ground, give up work, give way, go, go away, go to bed, go to one’s room*, go to sleep, hand over, hit the… …

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  • 12 retire — ► VERB 1) leave one s job and cease to work, especially because one has reached a particular age. 2) (of a sports player) cease to play competitively. 3) withdraw from a race or match because of accident or injury. 4) withdraw to or from a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Retire — To extinguish a security, as in paying off a debt. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * retire re‧tire [rɪˈtaɪə ǁ ˈtaɪr] verb 1. [intransitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to stop work at the end of your working life: • He wanted to retire at 50. •… …

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  • 14 retire — To extinguish a security, as in paying off a debt. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * retire re‧tire [rɪˈtaɪə ǁ ˈtaɪr] verb 1. [intransitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to stop work at the end of your working life: • He wanted to retire at 50 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 retire — verb ADVERB ▪ early ▪ He is hoping to retire early on medical grounds. ▪ recently ▪ She recently retired from teaching. ▪ officially …

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  • 16 retire — 01. My parents are planning to travel across the U.S. in their motorhome next year after my dad [retires]. 02. He [retired] after 45 years with the same company. 03. My parents are really looking forward to their [retirement], and have all kinds… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 retire — [[t]rɪta͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ retires, retiring, retired 1) VERB When older people retire, they leave their job and usually stop working completely. At the age when most people retire, he is ready to face a new career... Although their careers are… …

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  • 18 retire — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to end one s working career ) to retire from (to retire from one s job) 2) (D; intr.) ( to withdraw ) to retire to (the troops retired to safer positions; let s retire to the drawing room) * * * [rɪ taɪə] (D; intr.) ( to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 retire — re|tire W3S2 [rıˈtaıə US ˈtaır] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(work)¦ 2¦(quiet place)¦ 3¦(jury)¦ 4¦(game/race)¦ 5¦(bed)¦ 6¦(army)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: tirer to pull ] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 retire */*/ — UK [rɪˈtaɪə(r)] / US [rɪˈtaɪr] verb Word forms retire : present tense I/you/we/they retire he/she/it retires present participle retiring past tense retired past participle retired 1) [intransitive] to stop working, especially when you reach the… …

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