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; retrocede.

(Re*tire"), n.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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