What does retirement mean?

Definitions for retirement
rɪˈtaɪər məntre·tire·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retirementnoun

    the state of being retired from one's business or occupation

  2. retirementnoun

    withdrawal from your position or occupation

  3. retirement, retreatnoun

    withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

    "the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity"

Wiktionary

  1. retirementnoun

    An act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer; the portion of one's life after retiring from one's career.

  2. retirementnoun

    A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retirementnoun

    the act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer

  2. Retirementnoun

    a place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode

Freebase

  1. Retirement

    Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. A person may also semi-retire by reducing work hours. Many people choose to retire when they are eligible for private or public pension benefits, although some are forced to retire when physical conditions no longer allow the person to work any more or as a result of legislation concerning their position. In most countries, the idea of retirement is of recent origin, being introduced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Previously, low life expectancy and the absence of pension arrangements meant that most workers continued to work until death. Germany was the first country to introduce retirement, in 1880. Nowadays most developed countries have systems to provide pensions on retirement in old age, which may be sponsored by employers and/or the state. In many poorer countries, support for the old is still mainly provided through the family. Today, retirement with a pension is considered a right of the worker in many societies, and hard ideological, social, cultural and political battles have been fought over whether this is a right. In many western countries this right is mentioned in national constitutions.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Retirement

    The state of being retired from one's position or occupation.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. retirement

    An operation in which a force out of contact moves away from the enemy.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'retirement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3002

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'retirement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2965

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'retirement' in Nouns Frequency: #1248

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retirement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retirement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of retirement in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Bloodworth:

    We are monitoring the situation currently but we do remain concerned that overly aggressive policies that lead to the premature retirement of dispatchable generation like the coal fleet will jeopardize the reliability and resilience of the electricity grid.

  2. Phil McAlister:

    The private sector is technically and financially capable of developing and operating commercial low-Earth orbit destinations, with NASA's assistance. We look forward to sharing our lessons learned and operations experience with the private sector to help them develop safe, reliable, and cost-effective destinations in space, the report we have delivered to Congress describes, in detail, our comprehensive plan for ensuring a smooth transition to commercial destinations after retirement of the International Space Station in 2030.

  3. Matthew Greenwald:

    People do a poor job of understanding how much they will need for a retirement that could last a long time - and many don’t understand the basics of what their expenses will be in retirement.

  4. Ben Bates:

    It's particularly a good area for single-home living near a world-class beach and a world-class retirement city like Sarasota.

  5. Michael Smith:

    I want to be very clear that Domnguez’s forthcoming retirement does not change the full and fair process of review that is currently underway, he remains on administrative leave until it is concluded.

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Translations for retirement

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  • تقاعدArabic
  • пенсиониранеBulgarian
  • výslužbaCzech
  • Abgeschiedenheit, Ruhestand, RenteGerman
  • συνταξιοδότησηGreek
  • jubilación, retiradaSpanish
  • بازنشستگیPersian
  • eläkepäivät, siirtyminen, piilopaikka, eläkeläisyys, eläköityminen, piilopirttiFinnish
  • retraiteFrench
  • xubilaciónGalician
  • निवृत्तिHindi
  • visszavonultságHungarian
  • pensionamentoItalian
  • 幽居, 停年退職, 退職Japanese
  • tāokingaMāori
  • pensioen, pensioneringDutch
  • przejście na emeryturęPolish
  • isolamento, retiro, aposentamento, retirada, aposentadoria, retiramentoPortuguese
  • отставка, уединение, уединённость, пенсия, [[уход]] [[на]] [[пенсияRussian
  • пензија, penzija, пензионисање, penzionisanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • pensioneringSwedish

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