- withdrawn or apart from the world; in seclusion; secluded
- having given up one's work, business, career, etc., esp. because of advanced age
- of or for such retired persons
- Withdrawn from one's occupation, business, or office; having finished one's active working life.
- Received by a person in retirement: retired pay.
- Withdrawn; secluded.
nounused with a pl. verb
Retired people considered as a group. Used with the .
(comparative more retired, superlative most retired)
- Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet. [from 16th c.]
- Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded. [from 16th c.]
- That has left employment (of a person), especially on reaching pensionable age. [from 16th c.]
- The retired workers are a major expense due to their pensions.
- Simple past tense and past participle of retire.
From retire +"Ž -ed.