Associations to the word «Retire»


RETIRE, noun. (rare) The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
RETIRE, noun. (dated) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
RETIRE, verb. (transitive) To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
RETIRE, verb. (transitive) To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
RETIRE, verb. (transitive) 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.
RETIRE, verb. (transitive) (cricket) (of a batsman) to voluntarily stop batting before being dismissed so that the next batsman can bat
RETIRE, verb. (transitive) (baseball) (of a fielder), to make a defensive play which results in a runner or the batter being put out
RETIRE, verb. (intransitive) 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.
RETIRE, verb. (intransitive) To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
RETIRE, verb. (intransitive) To withdraw from a public station, from working, or from business
RETIRE, verb. (intransitive) To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs.
RETIRE, verb. (intransitive) To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
RETIRE HURT, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) to stop batting because of having sustained an injury
RETIRE THE SIDE, verb. (baseball) To get the third out of an inning.

Dictionary definition

RETIRE, verb. Go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position; "He retired at age 68".
RETIRE, verb. Withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess".
RETIRE, verb. Pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb".
RETIRE, verb. Withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds.
RETIRE, verb. Break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library".
RETIRE, verb. Make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal".
RETIRE, verb. Dispose of (something no longer useful or needed); "She finally retired that old coat".
RETIRE, verb. Lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died".
RETIRE, verb. Cause to be out on a fielding play.
RETIRE, verb. Cause to get out; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base".
RETIRE, verb. Prepare for sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche