[ ri-tahyuh r-muh nt ]
/ rɪˈtaɪər mənt /



noting or pertaining to retirement: retirement pay.

Origin of retirement

From Middle French, dating back to 1590–1600; see origin at retire, -ment

Related forms

non·re·tire·ment, nounpost·re·tire·ment, adjectivepre·re·tire·ment, adjective, nounsem·i·re·tire·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for retirement


/ (rɪˈtaɪəmənt) /


  1. the act of retiring from one's work, office, etc
  2. (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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