reÂ·tard ri-tahrd, for 1â€“3, 5; ree-tahrd for 4 Show IPA
verb (used with
1. To make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
verb (used without object)
2. To be delayed.noun
3. a slowing down, diminution, or hindrance, as in a machine.
4. Slang: Disparaging
a. a mentally retarded person.
b. a person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way: a hopeless social
5. Automotive, Machinery . an adjustment made in the setting of the distributor
of an internal-combustion engine so that the spark for ignition in each cylinder
is generated later in the cycle.