The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Retired \Re*tired"\, a.
1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of
A retired part of the peninsula. --Hawthorne.
2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired
officer; a retired physician.
Retired flank (Fort.), a flank bent inward toward the rear
of the work.
Retired list (Mil. & Naval), a list of officers, who, by
reason of advanced age or other disability, are relieved
from active service, but still receive a specified amount
of pay from the government.
[1913 Webster] -- Re*tired"ly, adv. -- Re*tired"ness,