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See also: rétro, retrò, retrô, retro-, and rétro-

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EtymologyEdit

From French rétro, ultimately from Latin retro.

AdjectiveEdit

retro (comparative more retro, superlative most retro)

  1. Of, or relating to, the past, past times, or the way things were.
    • 2014 September 7, Natalie Angier, “The Moon comes around again [print version: Revisiting a moon that still has secrets to reveal: Supermoon revives interest in its violent origins and hidden face, International New York Times, 10 September 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Scientists say that while the public may think of the moon as a problem solved and a bit retro – the place astronauts visited a half-dozen times way back before Watergate and then abandoned with a giant "meh" from mankind – in fact, lunar studies is a vibrant enterprise that is yielding a wealth of surprises.
  2. Affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto.

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NounEdit

retro (plural retros or retroes)

  1. Something, such as a fashion, from the past; a retro trend.
  2. Abbreviation of retrorocket.

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InterlinguaEdit

AdverbEdit

retro (not comparable)

  1. back

ItalianEdit

AdverbEdit

retro

  1. behind

NounEdit

retro m (invariable)

  1. back, rear, reverse

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LatinEdit

AdverbEdit

retrō (not comparable)

  1. back, backwards, behind
  2. before, formerly

ReferencesEdit

  • retro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • retro in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “retro”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • retro” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to back water: navem retro inhibere (Att. 13. 21)
  • retro in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

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AdverbEdit

retro

  1. backwards
  2. back

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AdjectiveEdit

retro (plural retros)

  1. retro