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pen·sion 1

A sum of money paid regularly as a retirement benefit or by way of patronage.
tr.v. pen·sioned, pen·sion·ing, pen·sions
1. To grant a pension to.
2. To retire or dismiss with a pension: "Some French farmers suggest that the Government pension off the older and less efficient farmers" (E.J. Dionne, Jr.).

[Middle English pensioun, payment, from Old French pension, from Latin pēnsiō, pēnsiōn-, from pēnsus, past participle of pendere, to weigh, pay; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

pen′sion·a·ble adj.

pen·sion 2

1. A boarding house or small hotel in Europe: "A pension had somewhat less to offer than a hotel; it was always smaller, and never elegant; it sometimes offered breakfast, and sometimes not" (John Irving).
2. Accommodations or the payment for accommodations, especially at a boarding house or small hotel in Europe.
3. Room and board.

[French, from Old French, payment; see pension1.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pensionable - entitled to receive a pension; "a pensionable employee"
eligible - qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"


[ˈpenʃənəbl] ADJ [age] → de jubilación; [post] → con derecho a pensión


[ˈpɛnʃənəbəl] adj [employment, service, earnings] → qui donne droit à une retraite
of pensionable age [person] → qui a l'âge de la retraite
to be of pensionable age → avoir l'âge de la retraitepension benefits nplretraite f, pension f de retraitepension book ntitre m de pension


adj jobmit Pensionsberechtigung; this position is pensionablediese Stellung berechtigt zu einer Pension/einem Ruhegehalt; of pensionable ageim Renten-/Pensionsalter; pensionable salary Gehaltsanteil, der zur Berechnung des Rentenversicherungsbeitrages herangezogen wird


[ˈpɛnʃnəbl] adjpensionabile
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