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. John Elway:

    The key thing is for him to want to come back, that's why it's not really what we want to do. I think the important thing is it's going to be his decision. Where we get a chance to sit and talk to him -- and that's why it's up to Peyton Manning to see that process -- where he is, where he is in his career, what he thinks he can do, how he can play, what he wants to do from here on out. In talking about retirement, retirement is always hard.

  2. Johnson:

    The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy.

  3. Bill Vaughan:

    Retirement, we understand, is great if you are busy, rich, and healthy. But then, under those conditions, work is great too.

  4. Sebastian Strangio:

    This is the CPP's way of consigning Rainsy to an early retirement, but expect him to continue his campaign against Hun Sen from abroad.

  5. Tim Sabol:

    Do some analysis to figure out how much of the proceeds John West should set aside for retirement, and with the balance of the proceeds, think about how much John West can risk for the next deal.

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Translations for retirement

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  • تقاعدArabic
  • пенсиониранеBulgarian
  • výslužbaCzech
  • Ruhestand, Abgeschiedenheit, RenteGerman
  • συνταξιοδότησηGreek
  • retirada, jubilaciónSpanish
  • بازنشستگیPersian
  • piilopaikka, eläkepäivät, piilopirtti, eläkeläisyys, siirtyminen, eläköityminenFinnish
  • retraiteFrench
  • xubilaciónGalician
  • निवृत्तिHindi
  • visszavonultságHungarian
  • pensionamentoItalian
  • 退職, 停年退職, 幽居Japanese
  • tāokingaMāori
  • pensionering, pensioenDutch
  • przejście na emeryturęPolish
  • retiramento, retirada, isolamento, retiro, aposentamento, aposentadoriaPortuguese
  • [[уход]] [[на]] [[пенсия, пенсия, уединённость, уединение, отставкаRussian
  • penzionisanje, пензионисање, penzija, пензијаSerbo-Croatian
  • pensioneringSwedish

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