What does the word retiring mean?

Usage examples for retiring

  1. She was the most retiring of the three ladies. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. " Oblige me by retiring for the night," he added. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Clemens had difficulty in getting to sleep in that earlier day, and for a time found it soothing to drink a little champagne on retiring. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009