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Webster 1913 Edition


Retirer

Re-tir′er

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Noun.
One who retires.

Definition 2022


retirer

retirer

English

Noun

retirer (plural retirers)

  1. Someone who retires.
    • 1993, February 8, “Nicholas Timmins”, in Tory MP puts case for later retirement:
      And the pension should be re-cast by providing more to the over-80s - those who retired in the Sixties and Seventies who are much worse off than later retirers
    • 2009 August 19, Judy Battista, “In Another U-Turn, Favre Un-Retires”, in New York Times:
      And so Favre, serial retirer, unretired for the second time in less than two years Tuesday, joining the Vikings for a contract that ESPN reported was worth $12 million this season and $13 million in 2010 — if he does not retire again.

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French

Etymology

First attested circa 1073, from re- + tirer.

Pronunciation

Verb

retirer

  1. to take off; to remove (e.g. clothes)
    Elle retira sa chemise.
    She took off her shirt.
  2. to withdraw; to get out; to take out (money)
    J'ai retiré 50 euros pour ce soir, j'espère que ça suffira.
    I took out 50 euros for tonight, I hope that'll be enough.
  3. (reflexive, se retirer) to retire

Conjugation

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Middle French

Verb

retirer

  1. to go; to travel (chiefly to a place where one has already been)
    • 1540, L'établissement de la fête de la conception Notre-Dame dite la fête aux Normands
      Icy faisons trop long arrest,
      Retirons vers nostre maison
      We've stayed here too long
      Let's go home

Conjugation

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

References

  • retirer on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)