retired has definitions from the fields of baseball,nautical
1
[ adjective ] no longer active in your work or profession

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The famed Yankee_Clipper , now retired , has been assisting as a batting_coach .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

But then one day , while on a week 's visit to the country home of a retired Swiss jeweler , Rousseau amused the company with a_few little melodies he had written , to which he attached no great importance .

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

The portwatchers were retired longshoremen and small_time seafarers off towboats and barges who acted_as watchmen on the wharves .

There I was a retired wobbly and structural iron_worker who 'd never gouged a cent off a fellow_worker in my thirty years in the movement .

Related terms

inactive

2
[ adjective ] honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in "professor emeritus"

Synonyms

emeritus

Examples

"retired from `assigned duties'" does not necessarily imply that one is inactive

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

One of the local callers , a retired brigadier apparently left_over from Kipling 's tales of India , does not approve of the way Larkin gets his birds .

Related terms

old

3
[ adjective ] (baseball) not allowed to continue to bat or run

Synonyms

out

Examples

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

Related terms

safe baseball down

4
[ adjective ] (of a ship) withdrawn from active service

Synonyms

out_of_service

Examples

"the ship was placed out of service after the war"

Related terms

ship out_of_commission

5
[ adjective ] discharged as too old for use or work; especially with a pension

Synonyms

superannuated

Examples

"a superannuated civil servant"

Related terms

old

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