[ri-tahyuh r-muh nt]
- the act of retiring, withdrawing, or leaving; the state of being retired.
- the act of retiring or of leaving one's job, career, or occupation permanently, usually because of age: I'm looking forward to my retirement from teaching.
- the portion of a person's life during which a person is retired: What will you do in retirement?
- a pension or other income on which a retired person lives: His retirement is barely enough to pay the rent.
- removal of something from service or use: retirement of the space shuttle fleet.
- withdrawal of a jury from a courtroom to deliberate in private on a verdict.
- orderly withdrawal of a military force, according to plan, without pressure from the enemy.
- withdrawal of securities from the market by a corporation, as through payment at maturity, repurchase, or exchange.
- withdrawal into privacy or seclusion.
- privacy or seclusion.
- a private or secluded place.
- noting or pertaining to retirement: retirement pay.
Origin of retirement
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- the act of retiring from one's work, office, etc
- (as modifier)retirement age
- the period of being retired from workshe had many plans for her retirement
- seclusion from the world; privacy
- the act of going away or retreating
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Word Origin and History for preretirement
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