superannuate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v superannuate retire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity
    • v superannuate become obsolete
    • v superannuate declare to be obsolete
    • v superannuate retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Superannuate To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.
    • Superannuate To impair or disquality on account of age or infirmity.
    • v. i Superannuate To last beyond the year; -- said of annual plants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • superannuate To impair or disqualify in any way by old age: used chiefly in the past participle: as, a superannuated magistrate.
    • superannuate To set aside or displace as too old; specifically, to allow to retire from service on a pension, on account of old age or infirmity; give a retiring pension to; put on the retired list; pension off: as, to superannuate a seaman.
    • superannuate To last beyond the year.
    • superannuate To become impaired or disabled by length of years; live until weakened or useless.
    • superannuate Superannuated; impaired or disabled through old age; lasting until useless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Superannuate sū-pėr-an′ū-āt to impair or disqualify by living beyond the years of service or by old age: to pension on account of old age or infirmity
    • v.i Superannuate to become incapacitated by long service
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
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    “There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. super-, + L. annus, a year

Usage

In literature:

He is not superannuated, has not been ill-treated, and is quite able to support himself for the future.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
It is too depressing, these vagaries, these senile ramblings of a superannuated musician.
"Old Fogy" by James Huneker
Many superannuated Symbols in our time, needing removal (p. 163).
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
This superannuated Diet met again at Frankfort as in the days of the Holy Alliance.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Beside the flax-wheel stood a superannuated chest of drawers, with dingy brass handles, which had once, no doubt, been a fine piece of furniture.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
We crossed in a superannuated paddle-boat.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Hence, too, it is, that while wit is perennial, humor is liable to become superannuated.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
Who will hire a superannuated servant?
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Presently there came a shower of superannuated eggs.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
He would be saying to himself, who the dooce is this superannuated old cock?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
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In poetry:

Love, will you look with me
Upon the phosphor-litten labor of the worm—
Time's minister, who toils for his appointed term,
And has for fee
All superannuate loves, and all the loves to be?
"Interrogation" by Clark Ashton Smith
SHE would not keep at home, the foolish woman,
She would not mind her precious girls and boys,
She had to go, for it was Sunday morning,
Down the hot road and to the barren pew
And there abuse her superannuate knees
To make a prayer.
"Prayer" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Simple Superannuation – Online Business Insurance Consultants Make Superannuation Easy.
NZ Superannuation Fund chief executive Adrian Orr.
A Weekend Herald feature article on retirement income savings was strongly critical of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund's construct and recent performance.
The so-called Occupy Wall Street movement is drawing some support from beyond the standard assemblage of superannuated hippies , dopey college kids and fatuous liberal journalists.
Ltd, the A$32 billion (US$33.2 billion) superannuation fund for Australia's university and research sector, has stepped off the beaten path in its efforts to lower fees, boost returns and better control volatility.
Heath Mottram was named head of fixed income and liability management at the Universities Superannuation Scheme Investment Management, which manages the £34.2 billion ($54.3 billion) USS, Liverpool, England.
Neil Williams said New Zealand Superannuation Fund officials are 'very committed' to the tilt strategy.
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