What does retirement mean?

Definitions for retirement
rɪˈtaɪər məntre·tire·ment

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. retirement

    Retirement is the stage in a person's life when they choose to stop working on a full-time basis, generally after reaching a certain age or after fulfilling certain prerequisites. It often involves a shift from earning a regular salary to relying on savings, investments, pensions, or social security benefits as a primary source of income.

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

Wikidata

  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. Maya Rockeymoore:

    We often talk about Social Security reform in the context of retirement, the fact of the matter is that skews our understanding of who the program serves. Social Security serves people of all ages, from birth to death - and the number of dependent children is too often ignored.

  2. Emmanuel Macron:

    Otherwise, we’ll be financing our retirement system on credit.

  3. Simone de Beauvoir:

    Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.

  4. Duterte Carpio:

    The overwhelming sentiment of the Filipino is that I am not qualified and it would be a violation of the Constitution to circumvent the law, the spirit of the Constitution, and so, in obedience to the will of the people, who after all placed me in the presidency many years ago, I now say, sa mga kababayan ko, sundin ko ang gusto ninyo( my countrymen, I will heed Duterte Carpio advice). And today, I announce my retirement from politics.

  5. Parker Conrad:

    We lived illicitly in this retirement community for six months, which was the worst six months of my life, every time you drove in, you had to check in with a security guard, and we would say we were there to visit Mike’s grandparents. The downstairs neighbors were very nice and gracious and didn’t tattle on us, although they easily could have, and the security guards just rolled their eyes.

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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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