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Meaning of RETIREMENT

Pronunciation:  ri'tIrmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "a religious retreat"
  2. [n]  withdrawal from your position or occupation
  3. [n]  the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
 

RETIREMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: retreat
 
 See Also: conclusion, ending, hibernation, position, rustication, status, termination, withdrawal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*tire"ment\, n. [Cf. F. retirement.]
1. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired;
   withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer.

         O, blest Retirement, friend of life's decline.
                                               --Goldsmith.

         Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books.
                                               --Thomson.

2. A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one
   withdraws or retreats; a private abode. [Archaic]

         This coast full of princely retirements for the
         sumptousness of their buildings and nobleness of the
         plantations.                          --Evelyn.

         Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus.
                                               --Addison.

Syn: Solitude; withdrawment; departure; retreat; seclusion;
     privacy. See {Solitude}.

 

 

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