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EtymologyEdit

From retire +‎ -ed.

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retired (comparative more retired, superlative most retired)

  1. Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet. [from 16th c.]
  2. Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded. [from 16th c.]
    • 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.
  3. (of people) Having left employment, especially on reaching pensionable age. [from 16th c.]
    The retired workers are a major expense due to their pensions.

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retired

  1. simple past tense and past participle of retire

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