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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Retire  \Re*tire"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Retired};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Retiring}.]  [F.  retirer;  pref.  re-  re-  +  tirer  to  draw. 
  See  {Tirade}.] 
  1.  To  withdraw;  to  take  away  --  sometimes  used  reflexively. 
  He  .  .  .  retired  himself,  his  wife,  and  children 
  into  a  forest.  --Sir  P. 
  As  when  the  sun  is  present  all  the  year,  And  never 
  doth  retire  his  golden  ray.  --Sir  J. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Retire  \Re*tire"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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. 
  To  Una  back  he  cast  him  to  retire.  --Spenser. 
  The  mind  contracts  herself,  and  shrinketh  in  And  to 
  herself  she  gladly  doth  retire.  --Sir  J. 
  2.  To  retreat  from  action  or  danger;  to  withdraw  for  safety 
  or  pleasure;  as  to  retire  from  battle. 
  Set  Uriah  in  the  forefront  of  the  hottest  battle, 
  and  retire  ye  from  him  that  he  may  be  smitten,  and 
  die.  --2  Sam.  xi 
  3.  To  withdraw  from  a  public  station,  or  from  business;  as 
  having  made  a  large  fortune,  he  retired. 
  And  from  Britannia's  public  posts  retire.  --Addison. 
  4.  To  recede;  to  fall  or  bend  back  as  the  shore  of  the  sea 
  retires  in  bays  and  gulfs. 
  5.  To  go  to  bed;  as  he  usually  retires  early. 
  Syn:  To  withdraw;  leave  depart;  secede;  recede;  retreat; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Retire  \Re*tire"\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  retiring,  or  the  state  of  being  retired;  also 
  a  place  to  which  one  retires.  [Obs.] 
  The  battle  and  the  retire  of  the  English  succors. 
  [Eve]  discover'd  soon  the  place  of  her  retire. 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  call  sounded  on  a  bugle,  announcing  to 
  skirmishers  that  they  are  to  retire,  or  fall  back 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  go  into  retirement;  stop  performing  one's  work  or  withdraw 
  from  one's  position;  "He  retired  at  age  68" 
  2:  withdraw  from  active  participation:  "He  retired  from  chess" 
  [syn:  {withdraw}] 
  3:  pull  back  or  move  away  or  backward;  "The  enemy  withdrew"; 
  "The  limo  pulled  away  from  the  curb"  [syn:  {withdraw},  {retreat}, 
  {pull  away},  {draw  back},  {recede},  {pull  back},  {move 
  4:  move  back  and  away  from  "The  enemy  fell  back"  [syn:  {recede}, 
  {fall  back}]  [ant:  {advance}] 
  5:  withdraw  from  circulation  or  form  the  market,  as  of  bills, 
  shares,  and  bonds 
  6:  break  from  a  meeting  or  gathering;  "We  adjourned  for  lunch"; 
  "The  men  retired  to  the  library"  [syn:  {adjourn},  {withdraw}] 
  7:  make  someone  retire;  "The  director  was  retired  after  the 
  8:  dispose  of  as  of  old  clothes;  "She  finally  retired  that  old 
  coat"  [syn:  {pension  off}] 
  9:  lose  interest;  "he  retired  from  life  when  his  wife  died" 
  [syn:  {withdraw}] 
  10:  in  baseball:  "The  pitcher  retired  three  batters"  [syn:  {put 
  11:  go  to  bed  in  order  to  sleep;  "I  usually  turn  in  at  midnight" 
  [syn:  {go  to  bed},  {turn  in},  {crawl  in},  {kip  down},  {hit 
  the  hay},  {hit  the  sack},  {get  into  bed},  {sack  out},  {go 
  to  sleep}]  [ant:  {get  up},  {get  up}] 

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