Retired vs Retrenched - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between retired and retrenched
is that retired
) while retrenched
As an adjective retired
is secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc); private, quiet.
Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet.
Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded.
*1910 , , "The Saint and the Goblin", Reginald in Russia :
*:The little stone Saint occupied a retired niche in a side aisle of the old cathedral.
That has left employment (of a person), especially on reaching pensionable age.
- The retired workers are a major expense due to their pensions.
(etyl) retrenchier, (etyl) retrancher; see (etyl) , and English trench.
To cut down or reduce.
To abridge; to curtail.
- Thy exuberant parts retrench .
To confine; to limit; to restrict.
- But this thy glory shall be soon retrenched .
* I. Taylor
To furnish with a retrenchment (defensive work within a fortification).
- These figures, ought they then to receive a retrenched interpretation?
To take up a new defensive position.
- to retrench bastions
*2012 , The Economist,
- We must retrench and try to hold on long enough for products in development to reach the market or we will be out of business.
Private Equity: Keep Calm and Carry On
- International firms could decide it is not cost-effective to keep open their other European offices and retrench to London.
To dig or redig a trench where one already was.