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retirement

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noun re·tire·ment \ri-ˈtī(-ə)r-mənt\

Definition of retirement

  1. 1a :  an act of retiring :  the state of being retiredb :  withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from active working lifec :  the age at which one normally retires reaches retirement in May

  2. 2 :  a place of seclusion or privacy

Examples of retirement in a Sentence

  1. She decided to take an early retirement.

  2. Many fans were surprised by the champion's retirement.

  3. The staff is smaller because of several retirements.

  4. I'm looking forward to retirement.

  5. He is ready for retirement.

  6. He came out of retirement to play baseball again.

  7. She has remained very active during retirement.

  8. The staff all wished her a long and happy retirement.

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First Known Use of retirement

1536


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retirement

adjective re·tire·ment

Definition of retirement

  1. :  of, relating to, or designed for retired persons

First Known Use of retirement

1919




RETIREMENT Defined for English Language Learners

retirement

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noun

Definition of retirement for English Language Learners

  • : the act of ending your working or professional career : the act of retiring

  • : the state of being retired

  • : the period after you have permanently stopped your job or profession

retirement

adjective

Definition of retirement for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or designed for people who are retired



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