[ri-tahyuh r-muh nt] /rɪˈtaɪər mənt/
the act of retiring, withdrawing, or leaving; the state of being retired.
the act of retiring or of leaving one’s job, career, or occupation permanently, usually because of age:
I’m looking forward to my retirement from teaching.
the portion of a person’s life during which a person is retired:
What will you do in retirement?
a pension or other income on which a retired person lives:
His retirement is barely enough to pay the rent.
removal of something from service or use:
retirement of the space shuttle fleet.
withdrawal of a jury from a courtroom to deliberate in private on a verdict.
orderly withdrawal of a military force, according to plan, without pressure from the enemy.
withdrawal of securities from the market by a corporation, as through payment at maturity, repurchase, or exchange.
withdrawal into privacy or seclusion.
privacy or seclusion.
a private or secluded place.
noting or pertaining to retirement:
the period of being retired from work: she had many plans for her retirement
seclusion from the world; privacy
the act of going away or retreating
1590s, “act of retreating,” also “act of withdrawing into seclusion,” from Middle French retirement (1570s); see retire + -ment. Meaning “privacy” is from c.1600; that of “withdrawal from occupation or business” is from 1640s.
[rev-uh-loo-shuh n] /ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃən/ noun 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. 2. Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence. Compare . 3. a sudden, complete or […]
[rev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee] /ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr i/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a , or a sudden, complete, or marked change: a revolutionary junta. 2. radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles, etc.: a revolutionary discovery. 3. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the American Revolution […]
[pohst-rahy-der] /ˈpoʊstˌraɪ dər/ noun 1. (formerly) a person who rode ; a mounted mail carrier. /ˈpəʊstˌraɪdə/ noun 1. (formerly) a person who delivered post on horseback
noun 1. (formerly) a road with stations for furnishing horses for postriders, mail coaches, or travelers. 2. a road or route over which mail is carried. noun 1. a road or route over which post is carried and along which post houses were formerly sited