What does retirement mean?

Definitions for retirement
rɪˈtaɪər məntre·tire·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word retirement.

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Retirementnoun

    Etymology: from retire.

    My retirement there tempted me to divert those melancholy thoughts. John Denham, Dedication.

    Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus for some time, and the residence of Tiberius for many years. Addison.

    An elegant sufficiency, content,
    Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books,
    Progressive virtue, and approving heaven. James Thomson.

    Short retirement urges sweet return. John Milton.

    In this retirement of the mind from the senses, it retains a yet more incoherent manner of thinking, which we call dreaming. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. Retirement

    Retirement is the withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from one's active working life. A person may also semi-retire by reducing work hours or workload. Many people choose to retire when they are elderly or incapable of doing their job due to health reasons. People may also retire when they are eligible for private or public pension benefits, although some are forced to retire when bodily conditions no longer allow the person to work any longer (by illness or accident) or as a result of legislation concerning their positions. In most countries, the idea of retirement is of recent origin, being introduced during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Previously, low life expectancy, lack of social security and the absence of pension arrangements meant that most workers continued to work until their death. Germany was the first country to introduce retirement benefits in 1889.Nowadays, most developed countries have systems to provide pensions on retirement in old age, funded by employers or the state. In many poorer countries, there is no support for the elderly beyond that provided through the family. Today, retirement with a pension is considered a right of the worker in many societies; hard ideological, social, cultural and political battles have been fought over whether this is a right. In many Western countries, this is a right embodied in national constitutions. An increasing number of individuals are choosing to put off this point of total retirement, by selecting to exist in the emerging state of pre-tirement.

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. Thomas Homan:

    If I can help my country like I've done for the last 34 years -- I came back from retirement once. I'm not gon na say, never say never.

  2. Lee Nelson:

    Retirement is out of the question for me, I don't think I can recover from this, i'll end up dropping dead on the job.

  3. Rafael Nadal:

    I did n’t want to retire [ as ] the defending champion here. I did n’t want to leave the court with a retirement, it’s better like this at the end. I lost, nothing to say, congratulate [ my ] opponent. That’s the sport at the same time – just try your best until the end.

  4. Angela DiCastri:

    You have to take a broader view and look at the best use of your money that will put you in a better situation in retirement.

  5. Floridian Slater:

    I think Pipeline is probably a pretty safe bet that would be where I would announce my retirement, it's the event I've won most on tour, the place I've probably been most comfortable at, where I made all surf buddies at in Hawaii. It's just the place I love the most.

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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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