Re*tire"ment (?), n. [Cf. F. retirement.]


The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer.

O, blest Retirement, friend of life's decline. Goldsmith.

Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books. Thomson.


A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode.


This coast full of princely retirements for the sumptousness of their buildings and nobleness of the plantations. Evelyn.

Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus. Addison.

Syn. -- Solitude; withdrawment; departure; retreat; seclusion; privacy. See Solitude.


© Webster 1913.

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