retirement - definition and synonyms


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  1. [countable/uncountable] the time when you stop working, especially because you have reached the age when you are officially too old to work, or the act of doing this

    I am now approaching retirement.

    retirement from:

    She said her retirement from politics was premature.

    take retirement:

    Bob plans to take retirement at age 50.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the time when you stop playing sport as a professional player because you are too old, or the act of doing this
    2. b.
      [uncountable] the period of your life after your retirement
      come out of retirement:

      Sebastian Coe will come out of retirement to run the London Marathon.

    3. c.
      [only before noun] relating to retirement

      a proposal to raise the retirement age

      a retirement pension