retired etymology

English word retired comes from English retire, English -ed

Detailed word origin of retired

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
retire English (eng) (transitive) To fit (a vehicle) with new tires. (dated) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.. (rare) The act of retiring, or the state of being retired. A place to which one retires. (intransitive) To go back or return; to withdraw or retreat, especially from public view; to go into privacy. (intransitive) To go to bed.. (intransitive) [...]
-ed English (eng) Used to form past participles of (regular) verbs. See -en and -t for variants. Used to form past tenses of (regular) verbs. In linguistics, it is used for the base form of any past form. See -t for a variant. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.. As an extension of the above, when used along with an adjective preceding the noun, [...]
retired English (eng) (of people) Having left employment, especially on reaching pensionable age. [from 16th c.]. Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded. [from 16th c.]. Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet. [from 16th c.].

Words with the same origin as retired

Descendants of -ed
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