retro

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See also: retro-, rétro, and retrò

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French rétro.

Adjective[edit]

retro ‎(comparative more retro, superlative most retro)

  1. Of, or relating to, the past, past times, or the way things were.
    • 2014 September 7, Natalie Angier, “The Moon comes around again [print version: Revisiting a moon that still has secrets to reveal: Supermoon revives interest in its violent origins and hidden face, International New York Times, 10 September 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Scientists say that while the public may think of the moon as a problem solved and a bit retro – the place astronauts visited a half-dozen times way back before Watergate and then abandoned with a giant "meh" from mankind – in fact, lunar studies is a vibrant enterprise that is yielding a wealth of surprises.
  2. Affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto.

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Noun[edit]

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retro ‎(plural retros or retroes)

  1. Something, such as a fashion, from the past; a retro trend.
  2. A retrorocket.

Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro ‎(not comparable)

  1. back

Italian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro

  1. behind

Noun[edit]

retro m ‎(invariable)

  1. back, rear, reverse

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retrō (not comparable)

  1. back, backwards, behind
  2. before, formerly

Novial[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro

  1. backwards
  2. back

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

retro m, f ‎(plural retros)

  1. retro