Meaning of “retired” in the English Dictionary

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"retired" in British English

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retiredadjective

uk /rɪˈtaɪəd/ us /rɪˈtaɪrd/ written abbreviation retd

B2 If someone is retired, they have stopped working permanently, usually because of age:

Both my parents are retired.
He is a retired airline pilot.

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  • Now he's retired he spends most afternoons exercising his dogs.
  • The association works to promote the status of retired people as useful members of the community.
  • We're just discovering the delights of being retired.
  • Retired footballers sometimes choose to become managers.
  • The commission is headed by a retired police officer.

(Definition of “retired” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retired" in Business English

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retiredadjective

uk /rɪˈtaɪəd/ us WORKPLACE, HR

if someone is retired, they have stopped working in regular paid employment because of their age:

Even retired employees were eligible to receive subsidized medical care.
The commission was led by a retired judge.

(Definition of “retired” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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