What does the word retire mean?

Usage examples for retire

  1. More than that, she consented to retire, and when I joined her in her carriage the following morning, it was to find her physically stronger, even if the mind was still a prey to deepest anguish and a torturing indecision. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  2. Still, not seeing her, he became anxious lest a sudden illness had caused her to retire from the company. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur