retro

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See also: retro-, rétro, and retrò

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French rétro, ultimately from Latin retro.

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]

retro ‎(plural retros or retroes)

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

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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

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Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retrō (not comparable)

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

References[edit]

  • retro in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • retro in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • RETRO in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • retro in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to back water: navem retro inhibere (Att. 13. 21)
  • retro” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Novial[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro

  1. backwards
  2. back

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

retro m, f ‎(plural retros)

  1. retro