Retired flank(Fort.), a flank bent inward toward the rear of the work.Retired list(Mil. & Naval), a list of officers, who, by reason of advanced age or other disability, are relieved from active service, but still receive a specified amount of pay from the government.

Re*tired"ly, adv.Re*tired"ness, n.

(Re*tire"ment) n. [Cf. F. retirement.]

1. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer.

O, blest Retirement, friend of life's decline.

Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books.

2. A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode. [Archaic]

This coast full of princely retirements for the sumptousness of their buildings and nobleness of the plantations.

Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus.

Syn. — Solitude; withdrawment; departure; retreat; seclusion; privacy. See Solitude.

(Re*tir"er) n. One who retires.

(Re*tir"ing), a.

1. Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners.

2. Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement.

Retiring board(Mil.), a board of officers who consider and report upon the alleged incapacity of an officer for active service.Retiring pension, a pension granted to a public officer on his retirement from office or service.

(Ret"i*stene) n. (Chem.) A white crystalline hydrocarbon produced indirectly from retene.

(||Ret`i*te"læ) n. pl. [NL., fr. rete a net + tela a web.] (Zoöl.) A group of spiders which spin irregular webs; — called also Retitelariæ.

(Re*told") imp. & p. p. of Retell.

(Re*tor"sion) n. Same as Retortion.

(Re*tort") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Retorting.] [L. retortus, p. p. of retorquere; pref. re- re- + torquere to turn twist. See Torsion, and cf. Retort, n., 2.]

Retired to Retribution

(Re*tired") a.

1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits.

A retired part of the peninsula.

2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician.

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