What does pension mean?

Definitions for pension
ˈpɛn ʃən; Fr. pɑ̃ˈsyɔ̃ for 3 ; -ʃənz; Fr. -ˈsyɔ̃ for 3pen·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pension(verb)

    a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working

  2. pension, pension off(verb)

    grant a pension to


  1. pension(Noun)

    A regularly paid gratuity paid regularly as benefit due to a person in consideration of past services; notably to one retired from service, on account of retirement age, disability or similar cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers; sometimes passed on to the heirs, or even specifically for them, as to the families of soldiers killed in service.

    Pensioners depend on their pension to pay the bills

  2. pension(Noun)

    A stated regular allowance by way of patronage or subsidy, e.g. to meritorious artists, or the like.

  3. pension(Noun)

    Accommodations or the payment for accommodations, especially at a boarding house or small hotel in Europe.

  4. pension(Noun)

    A boarding house or small hotel, as in continental Europe, which offers lodging and certain meals and services.

    A pension had somewhat less to offer than a hotel; it was always smaller, and never elegant; it sometimes offered breakfast, and sometimes not (John Irving).

  5. pension(Noun)

    A wage in active service

  6. pension(Verb)

    To grant a pension

  7. pension(Verb)

    To force someone to retire on a pension.

  8. Origin: Recorded since 1362 from pension, from pensio, from pensus, the past participle of pendo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pension(noun)

    a payment; a tribute; something paid or given

  2. Pension(noun)

    a stated allowance to a person in consideration of past services; payment made to one retired from service, on account of age, disability, or other cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like

  3. Pension(noun)

    a certain sum of money paid to a clergyman in lieu of tithes

  4. Pension(noun)

    a boarding house or boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc

  5. Pension(verb)

    to grant a pension to; to pay a regular stipend to; in consideration of service already performed; -- sometimes followed by off; as, to pension off a servant

  6. Origin: [F., fr. L. pensio a paying, payment, fr. pendere, pensum, to weight, to pay; akin to pendre to hang. See Pendant, and cf. Spend.]


  1. Pension

    A pension is a contract for a fixed sum to be paid regularly to a person, typically following retirement from service. Pensions should not be confused with severance pay; the former is paid in regular installments, while the latter is paid in one lump sum. The terms retirement plan and superannuation refer to a pension granted upon retirement of the individual. Retirement plans may be set up by employers, insurance companies, the government or other institutions such as employer associations or trade unions. Called retirement plans in the United States, they are commonly known as pension schemes in the United Kingdom and Ireland and superannuation plans in Australia and New Zealand. Retirement pensions are typically in the form of a guaranteed life annuity, thus insuring against the risk of longevity. A pension created by an employer for the benefit of an employee is commonly referred to as an occupational or employer pension. Labor unions, the government, or other organizations may also fund pensions. Occupational pensions are a form of deferred compensation, usually advantageous to employee and employer for tax reasons. Many pensions also contain an additional insurance aspect, since they often will pay benefits to survivors or disabled beneficiaries. Other vehicles may provide a similar stream of payments.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pension

    pen′shun, n. a stated allowance to a person for past services performed by himself or by some relative: a payment made to a person retired from service on account of age or weakness: a boarding-school or boarding-house on the Continent (pron. pong-siong′): a sum paid to a clergyman in place of tithes.—v.t. to grant a pension to.—adjs. Pen′sionable, entitled, or entitling, to a pension; Pen′sionary, receiving a pension: consisting of a pension.—n. one who receives a pension: the syndic or legal adviser of a Dutch town.—ns. Pen′sioner, one who receives a pension: a dependent: one who pays out of his own income for his commons, chambers, &c. at Cambridge University=an Oxford commoner; Pen′sionnaire.—Grand pensionary, the president of the States-general of Holland. [Fr.,—L. pension-empendĕre, pensum, to weigh, pay.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pension' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2608

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pension' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1085

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pension' in Nouns Frequency: #737

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pension in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pension in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Wriedt:

    Pension funds are the single most important investor base.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Death is an endless retirement with a pension of nothingness.

  3. Kristen Ruell:

    They were pension center employees that were under Gary Hodge.

  4. Michael Nardo:

    It's very sad. He was relying on his monthly pension of $2,500 to get by.

  5. Senate President Stephen Sweeney:

    Tomorrow's pension ruling is important for New Jersey and our economic health.

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