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  3  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]: 
  Retiring  \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  1.6  [wn]: 
  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)}] 

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