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 Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician.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 (Fortification), a flank bent inward toward the rear of the work. -- Retired list (Military & 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. -- Retiredly,
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From retire + -ed.
retired simple past tense and past participle of retire
Adjective retired (comparative more retired, superlative most retired) Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet. Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded. 1910, ‘Saki’, "The Saint and the Goblin", Reginald in Russia: The little stone Saint occupied a retired niche in a side aisle of the old cathedral. That has left employment (of a person), especially on reaching pensionable age. The retired workers are a major expense due to their pensions.
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