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.
n 1: the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
2: withdrawal from your position or occupation
3: withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "a religious
retreat" [syn: retreat]