1. retired

adjective. ['rɪˈtaɪrd, riːˈtaɪɝd, riːˈtaɪrd'] no longer active in your work or profession.


  • inactiveness


  • -ed (English)
  • -od (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • retire (English)
  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Retired

  • reacquired
  • required
  • expired
  • aspired
  • attired
  • wired
  • mired

Sentences with retired

1. Adjective
Many people want to adopt retired guide dogs, so the competition is great.

2. Verb, past participle
If you are retired or childless, these things will likely not matter in your search.

3. Verb, past tense
Stuart retired in 1897, at the age of 82.

Quotes about retired

1. Professor Kettleburn, our Care of Magical Creatures teacher, retired at the end of last year in order to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2. Economics was like psychology, a pseudoscience trying to hide that fact with intense theoretical hyperelaboration. And gross domestic product was one of those unfortunate measurement concepts, like inches or the British thermal unit, that ought to have been retired long before.
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars

3. He had an answer to almost everything and he retired at an early age.
- Dejan Stojanovic