Associations to the word «Pension»


PENSION, noun. (obsolete) A wage or fee. [14th-19th c.]
PENSION, noun. (obsolete) A charge or expense of some kind; a tax. [14th-17th c.]
PENSION, noun. (now historical) A regular allowance paid to support a royal favourite, or as patronage of an artist or scholar. [from 16th c.]
PENSION, noun. An annuity paid regularly as benefit due to a retired employee, serviceman etc. in consideration of past services, originally and chiefly by a government but also by various private pension schemes. [from 16th c.]
PENSION, noun. A boarding house or small hotel, especially in continental Europe, which typically offers lodging and certain meals and services. [from 17th c.]
PENSION, noun. (obsolete) A boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
PENSION, verb. To grant a pension
PENSION, verb. To force someone to retire on a pension.
PENSION FUND, noun. A pool of assets forming an independent legal entity that are bought with the contributions to a pension plan for the exclusive purpose of financing pension plan benefits.
PENSION HOUSE, noun. A home for the elderly; an old folks' home.
PENSION HOUSE, noun. A lodging which is usually and less exquisite and thus more affordable than a hotel.

Dictionary definition

PENSION, noun. A regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working.
PENSION, verb. Grant a pension to.

Wise words

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