Definitions for: Retirement


[n] withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "a religious retreat"
[n] withdrawal from your position or occupation
[n] the state of being retired from one's business or occupation



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: retreat

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

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