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RETIREMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retirement mean? 

RETIREMENT (noun)
  The noun RETIREMENT has 3 senses:

1. the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
2. withdrawal from your position or occupation
3. withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

  Familiarity information: RETIREMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETIREMENT (noun)


Sense 1retirement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("retirement" is a kind of...):

position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)


Sense 2retirement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Withdrawal from your position or occupation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("retirement" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "retirement"):

hibernation (the act of retiring into inactivity)

rustication (the action of retiring to and living in the country)


Sense 3retirement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

retirement; retreat

Context example:

the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity

Hypernyms ("retirement" is a kind of...):

withdrawal (the act of withdrawing)


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