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retirement

Retirement is when someone stops working, usually after many years, to take a break or start a new occupation.

In order to consider retirement, a worker must usually have saved enough money to stop working. This most commonly happens after years at a job, and retirement is often a cause of celebration. Sometimes, as in "early retirement," a much younger person is able to stop working for pay — in some cases, because she's become wealthy from a business venture. The Middle French root word is retirer, "to withdraw."

Definitions of retirement
  1. noun
    the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
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    type of:
    position, status
    the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
  2. noun
    withdrawal from your position or occupation
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    types:
    hibernation
    the act of retiring into inactivity
    rustication
    the action of retiring to and living in the country
    type of:
    conclusion, ending, termination
    the act of ending something
  3. noun
    withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
    synonyms: retreat
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    type of:
    withdrawal
    the act of withdrawing
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