1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits. "A retired part of the peninsula." (Hawthorne)

2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician.

<astronomy> Retired flank, a list of officers, who, by reason of advanced age or other disability, are relieved from active service, but still receive a specified amount of pay from the government. Retired"ly, Retired"ness.

(01 Mar 1998)

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