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retro-

(word root) backward
Examples of words with the root retro-: retroactive

ret·ro

 (rĕt′rō)
adj.
1. Retroactive: retro pay.
2. Involving, relating to, or reminiscent of an earlier time; retrospective: "As is often the case in retro fashion, historical accuracy is somewhat beside the point" (New York Times).
n. pl. ret·ros
Fashion or style, as in music, reminiscent of an earlier time.

retro

(ˈrɛtrəʊ)
n, pl -ros
(Astronautics) short for retrorocket
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) denoting something associated with or revived from the past: retro dressing; retro fashion.

ret•ro

(ˈrɛ troʊ)

adj.
1. retroactive.
2. of or designating the style of an earlier time: retro clothes.
[1970–75; by shortening]

retro-

a prefix meaning “back, backward”: retrogress; retrorocket.
[< Latin, representing retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retro - a fashion reminiscent of the pastretro - a fashion reminiscent of the past  
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
Adj.1.retro - affecting things past; "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"
retrospective - concerned with or related to the past; "retrospective self-justification"

retro

adjective old-time, old, former, past, period, antique, old-fashioned, nostalgia, old-world, bygone, of yesteryear original versions of today's retro looks
Translations

retro

[ˈrɛtrəʊ]
adj [fashion, style, music, furniture] → rétro inv
the retro look → le look rétro
nrétro m

retro

n (= retrorocket)Bremsrakete f
adj
(Mus, Fashion) → Retro-; retro musicRetromusik f
(inf: = outdated) → retro (inf)
References in classic literature ?
"Monsieur d'Artagnan!" he cried; "Vade retro Satanas!"
Now this Christmas, the clock is going to be turned back in style at Hardwick Hall as the venue hosts The Big Retro Tall Trees Reunion.
PS104.99, ligo.co.uk 1950S AMERICAN DINER PHONE: Enjoy a touch of nostalgia with this 1950s American diner retro style phone.
The anticipated business development indicates that Retro Fitness and its franchisees will infuse more than $1 million into the New York and New Jersey market through local investments.
The Indian Retro Night offers a sumptuous buffet featuring all the varieties of India's special dishes and local cuisines.
With a kicking chiptune soundtrack and a choice between two graphical settings, this is a fantastically fun retro outing.
Hughes will report to Alex Bridges, head of TigerRisk's Retro Team, and will work in TigerRisk's London office.
The classic American brand, Original Penguin (www.facebook.com/originalpenguinphilippines), understands and truly embodies this in its newest collection, which showcases the aesthetic of retro sport through color blocking, representing multiple decades of eclectic style.
The word retro contains the magical power of nostalgia for the good times.
Retro gives you a financial incentive to increase your safety awareness, reduce workplace accidents and get more involved in minimizing the costs of the claims that do occur.
Sega also has not yet revealed what games will be included in the retro console.