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pension

From Wiktionary
pension is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
pence - pension - people

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pension

Plural
pensions

  1. (countable) A pension is money paid regularly by a government or company to someone who has stopped working, usually because of age or illness.
    When her pension ran out, she had to sell her house and move in with her daughter.
    He regularly puts money into a retirement pension plan.
    The employees do not like how the company is investing their retirement pension funds.
  2. (countable) In Europe, a pension is a small hotel.
    I stayed at a pension during my trip to London.
  3. (countable) A pension is what you pay for living in someone else's house or for staying at a small hotel.
    Did you remember to pay the landlady the pension?

Verb[change]

Plain form
pension

Third-person singular
pensions

Past tense
pensioned

Past participle
pensioned

Present participle
pensioning

  1. (transitive) If a company pensions a person, they force them to retire on a unpension.

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