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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·tire /rɪˈtaɪr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·tire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retired p. pr. & vb. n. Retiring.]
 1. To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
    He . . . retired himself, his wife, and children into a forest.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 As when the sun is present all the year,
 And never doth retire his golden ray.   --Sir J. Davies.
 2. To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
 3. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    To Una back he cast him to retire.   --Spenser.
 The mind contracts herself, and shrinketh in,
 And to herself she gladly doth retire.   --Sir J. Davies.
 2. To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
    Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.   --2 Sam. xi. 15.
 3. To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired.
    And from Britannia's public posts retire.   --Addison.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.   --Bacon.
    [Eve] discover'd soon the place of her retire.   --Milton.
 2. Mil. A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw
           from one's position; "He retired at age 68"
      2: withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
         [syn: withdraw]
      3: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew";
         "The limo pulled away from the curb" [syn: withdraw, retreat,
          pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, move
      4: move back and away from; "The enemy fell back" [syn: recede,
          fall back] [ant: advance]
      5: withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills,
         shares, and bonds
      6: break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch";
         "The men retired to the library" [syn: adjourn, withdraw]
      7: make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the
      8: dispose of; as of old clothes; "She finally retired that old
         coat" [syn: pension off]
      9: lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
         [syn: withdraw]
      10: cause to be out on a fielding play [syn: put out]
      11: cause to retire; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the
          runner was put out at third base" [syn: strike out]
      12: go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at
          midnight"; "He turns out at the crack of dawn" [syn: go
          to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit
          the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep]
          [ant: get up, get up]