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Adjective, Noun


Noun retirement has 3 senses


retirementn. [Cf. F. retirement.].
  •  The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer.  [1913 Webster]
    "O, blest Retirement, friend of life's decline."  [1913 Webster]
    "Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode.  [1913 Webster]
    "This coast full of princely retirements for the sumptousness of their buildings and nobleness of the plantations."  [1913 Webster]
    "Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Solitude; withdrawment; departure; retreat; seclusion; privacy. See Solitude.


retirement, n.
1 a the act or an instance of retiring. b the condition of having retired.
2 a seclusion or privacy. b a secluded place.

retirement pension Brit. a pension paid by the State to retired people above a certain age.



Jim Crow, abandonment, abdication, abstention, abstinence, acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, aloofness, amortization, amortizement, anonymity, apartheid, apartness, backwardness, bashfulness, binder, blankness, cash, cash payment, cashiering, chilliness, clearance, closed meeting, coldness, confidentiality, confidentialness, conge, constraint, convenience, coolness, debt service, decampment, deconsecration, defrayal, defrayment, defrocking, demission, departure, deposal, deposit, deposition, deprivation, desuetude, detachment, dethronement, disbarment, disbarring, disbursal, discharge, discreetness, discretion, discrownment, disemployment, disengagement, disenthronement, dismissal, displacement, displacing, distance, disuse, doling out, down payment, drumming out, earnest, earnest money, ease, egress, emeritus status, escape, evacuation, excommunication, executive session, exit, exodus, expressionlessness, expulsion, fallback, firing, flight, forced resignation, forced separation, free time, freedom, frigidity, frostiness, furloughing, getaway, going, goof-off time, guardedness, hegira, hire purchase, hire purchase plan, iciness, idle hours, impassiveness, impassivity, impeachment, impersonality, inaccessibility, incognito, installment, installment plan, interest payment, introversion, isolation, isolationism, kicking upstairs, layoff, leaving, leisure, liquidation, modesty, monthly payments, never-never, nonemployment, nonprevalence, nonuse, obsolescence, obsoleteness, obsoletion, obsoletism, odd moments, ousting, overthrow, overthrowal, parting, passing, paying, paying off, paying out, paying up, payment, payment in kind, payoff, pensioning off, pink slip, prepayment, privacy, private conference, privatism, privatization, pullback, pullout, purge, quarantine, quarterly payments, quittance, recedence, receding, recess, recession, reclusion, reculade, regular payments, relinquishment, remittance, remoteness, removal, repose, repression, reserve, reservedness, resignation, rest, restraint, reticence, reticency, retiral, retractation, retractility, retraction, retreat, retrocedence, rustication, satisfaction, seclusion, secrecy, segregation, semiretirement, separation, sequestration, settlement, sinking-fund payment, spare time, splendid isolation, spot cash, standoffishness, subduedness, superannuation, suppression, surplusing, suspension, the ax, the boot, the bounce, the gate, the sack, ticket, time, time to kill, time to spare, unaffability, unapproachability, unchurching, uncongeniality, undemonstrativeness, unexpansiveness, unfrocking, unprevalence, unseating, voluntary resignation, walking papers, walkout, weekly payments, withdrawal, withdrawment, withdrawnness




N resignation, retirement, abdication, renunciation, abjuration, abandonment, relinquishment, abdicant, Othello's occupation's gone.


N exclusion, nonadmission, omission, exception, rejection, repudiation, exile, noninclusion, preclusion, prohibition, separation, segregation, seposition, elimination, expulsion, cofferdam, excluding, exclusive, excluded, unrecounted, not included in, inadmissible, exclusive of, barring, except, with the exception of, save, bating, exclusion, seclusion, exclusion, seclusion, privacy, retirement, reclusion, recess, snugness, delitescence, rustication, rus in urbe, solitude, solitariness, isolation, loneliness, estrangement from the world, voluntary exile, aloofness, cell, hermitage, convent, sanctum sanctorum, depopulation, desertion, desolation, wilderness, howling wilderness, rotten borough, Old Sarum, exclusion, excommunication, banishment, exile, ostracism, proscription, cut, cut direct, dead cut, inhospitality, inhospitableness, dissociability, domesticity, Darby and Joan, recluse, hermit, eremite, cenobite, anchoret, anchorite, Simon Stylites, troglodyte, Timon of Athens, Santon, solitaire, ruralist, disciple of Zimmermann, closet cynic, Diogenes, outcast, Pariah, castaway, pilgarlic, wastrel, foundling, wilding, secluded, sequestered, retired, delitescent, private, bye, out of the world, out of the way, the world forgetting by the world forgot, snug, domestic, stay-at-home, unsociable, unsocial, dissocial, inhospitable, cynical, inconversable, unclubbable, sauvage, troglodytic, solitary, lonely, lonesome, isolated, single, estranged, unfrequented, uninhabitable, uninhabited, tenantless, abandoned, deserted, deserted in one's utmost need, unfriended, kithless, friendless, homeless, lorn, forlorn, desolate, unvisited, unintroduced, uninvited, unwelcome, under a cloud, left to shift for oneself, derelict, outcast, banished, noli me tangere, among them but not of them, and homeless near a thousand homes I stood, far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, makes a solitude and calls it peace, magna civitas magna solitudo, never less alone than when alone, O sacred solitude! divine retreat!.


N regress, regression, retrocession, retrogression, retrograduation, retroaction, reculade, retreat, withdrawal, retirement, remigration, recession, recess, crab-like motion, refluence, reflux, backwater, regurgitation, ebb, return, resilience reflection, reflexion (recoil), flip-flop, volte-face, counter motion, retrograde motion, backward movement, motion in reverse, counter movement, counter march, veering, tergiversation, recidivation, backsliding, fall, deterioration, recidivism, recidivity, reversal, relapse, turning point, receding, retrograde, retrogressive, regressive, refluent, reflex, recidivous, resilient, crab-like, balky, reactionary, back, backwards, reflexively, to the right about, a reculons, a rebours, revenons a nos moutons, as you were.


N recession, retirement, withdrawal, retreat, retrocession, departure, recoil, flight, receding, distance oneself from a person.

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