Retired to Retribution
1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits.
A retired part of the peninsula.Hawthorne.
2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician.
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.Goldsmith.
Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books.Thomson.
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.Evelyn.
Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus.Addison.
Syn. Solitude; withdrawment; departure; retreat; seclusion; privacy. See Solitude.
(Re*tir"er) n. One who retires.
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.]