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. pensionverb

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

  2. pension, pension offverb

    grant a pension to

Wiktionary

  1. pensionnoun

    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

    Etymology: Recorded since 1362 from pension, from pensio, from pensus, the past participle of pendo

  2. pensionnoun

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

    Etymology: Recorded since 1362 from pension, from pensio, from pensus, the past participle of pendo

  3. pensionnoun

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

    Etymology: Recorded since 1362 from pension, from pensio, from pensus, the past participle of pendo

  4. pensionnoun

    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).

    Etymology: Recorded since 1362 from pension, from pensio, from pensus, the past participle of pendo

  5. pensionnoun

    A wage in active service

    Etymology: Recorded since 1362 from pension, from pensio, from pensus, the past participle of pendo

  6. pensionverb

    To grant a pension

    Etymology: Recorded since 1362 from pension, from pensio, from pensus, the past participle of pendo

  7. pensionverb

    To force someone to retire on a pension.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1362 from pension, from pensio, from pensus, the past participle of pendo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pensionnoun

    a payment; a tribute; something paid or given

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

  2. Pensionnoun

    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

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

  3. Pensionnoun

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

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

  4. Pensionnoun

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

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

  5. Pensionverb

    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

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

Freebase

  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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pension

    Specifically, a stated allowance to a person in consideration of past services; payment made to one retired from service, for age, disability, or other cause; especially a yearly stipend paid by government to retired officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers killed, etc.

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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Numerology

  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. The Fed:

    Thirty-one percent of non-retirees have no retirement savings or pension, including nearly a quarter of those older than 45, even among individuals who are saving, fewer than half of adults with self-directed retirement savings are mostly or very confident in their ability to make the right investment decisions when managing their retirement savings.

  2. Oliver Wriedt:

    Pension funds are the single most important investor base.

  3. Bill Brandt:

    Pension costs have been going up and up, so pension contributions have been going up and up, and property taxes are the single largest source of revenue to pay for them.

  4. Business Secretary Sajid Javid:

    A number of the potential buyers ... have said that we won't have much interest if we have to take over the current pension plan as it is, it's a very big plan, it's expensive compared to today's plans and it's not unreasonable for many buyers ... to say 'look we're interested in the assets but this would be an issue.'.

  5. Ashok Shah:

    They can probably stabilize the market, but it will be a political decision, as they will have to compel government, state agencies, banks, pension funds, insurance companies to buy, essentially the political decision is: to transfer the potential losses from private investors ... to the state in some manner.

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