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

 re·tired /rɪˈtaɪrd/

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 Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician.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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: no longer active in your work or profession
      2: honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your
         title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in
         `professor emeritus'; `retired from assigned duties' need
         not imply that one is inactive [syn: emeritus]
      3: not allowed to continue to bat or run; "he was tagged out at
         second on a close play"; "he fanned out" [syn: out(p)]
         [ant: safe(p)]
      4: (of a ship) withdrawn from active service; "the ship was
         placed out of service after the war" [syn: out of service]
      5: discharged as too old for use or work; especially with a
         pension; "a superannuated civil servant" [syn: superannuated]