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pension

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noun pen·sion \ˈpen(t)-shən\

Simple Definition of pension

  • : an amount of money that a company or the government pays to a person who is old or sick and no longer works

Full Definition of pension

  1. 1 \ˈpen(t)-shən\ :  a fixed sum paid regularly to a person: a archaic :  wage b :  a gratuity granted (as by a government) as a favor or reward c :  one paid under given conditions to a person following retirement from service or to surviving dependents

  2. 2 \päⁿs-ˈyōⁿ\ [French, from Middle French] a :  accommodations especially at a continental European hotel or boardinghouse :  room and board b also pen·sio·ne play \pen(t)-ˈsyō-(ˌ)nā\ [pensione, from Italian] :  a hotel or boardinghouse especially in continental Europe

pen·sion·less play \ˈpen(t)-shən-ləs\ adjective

Examples of pension

  1. Her pension arrives in the mail every month.

  2. retired people living on their pensions



Origin of pension

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pension-, pensio, from pendere to pay — more at pendant


First Known Use: 14th century


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pension

verb pen·sion

Definition of pension

pen·sionedpen·sion·ing play \ˈpen(t)-sh(ə-)niŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to grant or pay a pension to

  3. 2 :  to dismiss or retire from service with a pension <pensioned off his faithful old servant>



1702

First Known Use of pension

1702

Rhymes with pension




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