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.
the act of retiring, withdrawing, or leaving; the state of being retired: After a competitive day on the golf course, she enjoys a quiet retirement to the residents' lounge.
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.
Baseball, Cricket. the act or instance of the defense putting out or ending the offensive play of a batter, runner, side, etc. The retirement of the Brewers in the third inning came only after they scored six more runs.
noting or pertaining to retirement: retirement pay.
- non·re·tire·ment, noun
- post·re·tire·ment, adjective
- pre·re·tire·ment, adjective, noun
- sem·i·re·tire·ment, noun
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How to use retirement in a sentence
McCoy announced his retirement in July, and his last day was set to be in October, but he is considering staying with the department until December.Oceanside Is Rethinking Its Police Chief Hiring Process Following Community Concerns | Kayla Jimenez | September 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
“Most of the activities you normally have here in adult Disney World are closed down,” Bryan Casey told me recently by phone from The Villages, Florida, one of the country’s largest retirement communities.
Officers who have 10 or years or less until retirement will likely stay.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs? | by Alec MacGillis | September 3, 2020 | ProPublica
In the same way that you and I have to make sure that we are spending within our budget and we are saving for retirement, a company has to be equally responsible.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 27, 2020 | Freakonomics
Margaret, still in the retirement community nearby, can’t help him, nor can their four kids and eight grandchildren.Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic | by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum | August 26, 2020 | ProPublica
He went on to be a star on the international circuit all the way until his retirement in 2013.
Five days later authorities were able to match a fingerprint at the post office to Wilson sending him to an early retirement.
When most of us think of the premier retirement destination for unrepentant Nazis, our minds immediately turn to South America.
And think of the De Robertis family enjoying their hard-earned retirement.
About a week later, Wolfinger announced his retirement after 27 years in office.Florida Cops on What Ferguson Can Learn From Trayvon | Chris Francescani | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I may be tempted to postpone my retirement, and for a while longer to continue to gather the golden harvest that ripens round me.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Never had the genius of the Marshal stood higher than in this difficult retirement from Portugal.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
And now commenced a life of seclusion and retirement, which both of them enjoyed from its very novelty.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
A pension encourages earlier retirement from work, quickens promotion, and vitalises the whole service.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
On nearly all railways retirement is optional at sixty and compulsory at sixty-five.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
British Dictionary definitions for retirement
the act of retiring from one's work, office, etc
(as modifier): retirement age
the period of being retired from work: she had many plans for her retirement
seclusion from the world; privacy
the act of going away or retreating
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