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RETIRED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retired mean? 

RETIRED (adjective)
  The adjective RETIRED has 4 senses:

1. no longer active in your work or profession
2. honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title 'emeritus' as in 'professor emeritus'; 'retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive
3. not allowed to continue to bat or run
4. discharged as too old for use or work; especially with a pension

  Familiarity information: RETIRED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETIRED (adjective)


Sense 1retired [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

No longer active in your work or profession

Similar:

inactive (not engaged in full-time work)


Sense 2retired [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title 'emeritus' as in 'professor emeritus'; 'retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive

Synonyms:

emeritus; retired

Similar:

old ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age)


Sense 3retired [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not allowed to continue to bat or run

Synonyms:

out; retired

Context examples:

he was tagged out at second on a close play / he fanned out

Similar:

down (being put out by a strikeout)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)


Sense 4retired [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Discharged as too old for use or work; especially with a pension

Synonyms:

superannuated; retired

Context example:

a superannuated civil servant

Similar:

old ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age)


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