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

n the state of being retired from one's business or occupation

Type of:
position, status
the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

n withdrawal from your position or occupation

the act of retiring into inactivity
the action of retiring to and living in the country
Type of:
conclusion, ending, termination
the act of ending something

n withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

Type of:
the act of withdrawing

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