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


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·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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not blatant or overly aggressive in manner or appearance; "a
             retiring disposition" [syn: unassertive]
      2: moving toward a position farther from the front; "the
         receding glaciers of the last ice age"; "retiring fogs
         revealed the rocky coastline" [syn: receding]
      3: not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical
         about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl" [syn:
      4: of a person who has held and relinquished a position or
         office; "a retiring member of the board" [syn: past(a),
         preceding(a), retiring(a)]