pension

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pension grant a pension to
    • n pension a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pension A boarding house or boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
    • Pension A certain sum of money paid to a clergyman in lieu of tithes.
    • Pension A payment; a tribute; something paid or given. "The stomach's pension , and the time's expense."
    • Pension A stated allowance to a person in consideration of past services; payment made to one retired from service, on account of age, disability, or other cause; also, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like. "To all that kept the city pensions and wages."
    • v. t Pension To grant a pension to; to pay a regular stipend to; in consideration of service already performed; -- sometimes followed by off; as, to pension off a servant. "One knighted Blackmore, and one pensioned Quarles."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pension A payment; a sum paid; expenditure; specifically, in the English inns of court, a small annual charge (5s. 4d.) upon each member.
    • n pension A stated payment to a person in consideration of the past services of himself or of some kinsman or ancestor; periodical payment made to a person retired from service on account of age or other disability; especially, a yearly sum granted by a government to retired public officers, to soldiers or sailors who have served a certain number of years or have been wounded, to the families of soldiers or sailors killed or disabled, or to meritorious authors, artists, and others.
    • n pension In English ecclesiastical law, a sum of money paid to a clergyman or church in lieu of tithes.
    • n pension An assembly of the members or benchers of Gray's Inn to consult about the affairs of the society; also, a similar assembly in Barnard's Inn. Also spelled pention.
    • n pension (F. pron. poṅ-sioṅ′ ). A boarding-house or a boarding-school, especially on the Continent.
    • pension To grant a pension to: as, to pension soldiers; to pension an old servant.
    • pension To lodge; be boarded. Compare pension, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pension pen′shun a stated allowance to a person for past services performed by himself or by some relative: a payment made to a person retired from service on account of age or weakness: a boarding-school or boarding-house on the Continent (pron. pong-siong′): a sum paid to a clergyman in place of tithes
    • v.t Pension to grant a pension to
    • n Pension one who receives a pension: the syndic or legal adviser of a Dutch town
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Quotations

  • Lord Hanson
    Lord Hanson
    “Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.”
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis%20Waitley
    “Chase your passion, not your pension.”
  • Edward Heath
    Edward Heath
    “We are the trade union for pensioners and children, the trade union for the disabled and the sick... the trade union for the nation as a whole.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. pensio, a paying, payment, fr. pendere, pensum, to weight, to pay; akin to pendre, to hang. See Pendant, and cf. Spend

Usage

In literature:

Help all you kin to git me dat pension befo' I die and de Lord will bless you, honey.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
An office stool followed by a pension contents all too many men in Germany.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
A pension of ten thousand pounds a year was settled on Essex.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
He was suddenly dismissed from his employments, with a pension of three thousand pistoles.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Then you'll be all ready to get your pension as soon as you come back.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
I have been getting his soldier's pension ever since.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Abbot Boreman, however, made no objection, and received a yearly pension of L266 13s.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
Pensions for aged people form an important part of the modern program of social legislation.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Parliament granted him, at the same time, a pension of L1500.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Men, pensioned by the Government, lived on the salary of the Government only to have better opportunity to stab and betray it.
"Standard Selections" by Various
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In poetry:

Ah, were I courageous enough
To shout, Stuff your pension!
But I know, all too well, that's the stuff
That dreams are made on:
"Toads" by Philip Larkin
uninterruptedly
talking, in Eternity:
names being mentioned,
things cleared up finally;
what he said, what she said,
who got pensioned;
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
She departed well pleas'd, as a gamester who'd won,
Or sycophant promis'd a pension.
"A courtship like this, which so sweetly begun,
A union must be his intention."
"The Impatient Lass" by William Hutton
I see my wife in widow's weeds;
She's gained in weight since I have gone.
My pension serves her modest needs,
She keeps the old apartment on;
And living just a block away
I meet her nearly every day.
"The Mystery Of Mister Smith" by Robert W Service
So Napoleon wiped his eye, and he wished the Prince good-bye,
And being stony-broke, made the best of it he could,
And they kept him snugly pensioned, where his Royal Highness
mentioned,
And Napoleon Boneyparty is provided for for good.
"After Waterloo" by Robert Fuller Murray
Then, pensioned off at last and done, a sorry thing it stood,
With sagging cobwebs round it spun, and nesteggs in the hood.
Just once a year it lived again, and groaned and creaked along
To fetch the bishop from the train with limping Currajong.
"Currajong" by John O Brien

In news:

Are Public Pensions a ' Gravy Train ' and Other Answers To Your Questions.
New York cop in 50-shot death of groom-to-be loses job, pension.
Federal insurer of company pensions sees deficit grow to record $34B.
Federal insurer of pensions' deficit grow to $34B, a trend that could require taxpayer support.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that insures pensions for more than 40 million Americans last year ran the widest deficit in its 38-year history.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's Real Crisis.
On February 1, American Airlines—which declared bankruptcy last November—announced plans to end defined benefit pensions as part of its Chapter 11 restructuring plan.
BAE provides call center support to pension agency.
Cuomo Pushes Mayors To Join Battle For Pension Reform, Says He's A "Veritable Gumby " On 401(k) Option.
A closer look at how "interest follows principal" in pension funds.
Betsy Majma and her family sacrificed greatly for the military and thinks proposals to cut her pension or medical benefits are grossly unfair.
My pension is 'not as big as yours'.
South Carolina's Pension Push Into High-Octane Investments.
Lawmakers in Buenos Aires granted legal status to gay and lesbian couples, allowing benefits like pensions and hospital visits, a move hailed as a first for the country.
Reform pensions or face insolvency .
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In science:

The distribution of a perpetuity, with applications to risk theory and pension funding.
Finite-time blowup and existence of global positive solutions of a semi-linear SPDE
Dufresne (1990)] Dufresne, D. (1990) The distribution of a perpetuity, with applications to risk theory and pension funding.
An exponential functional of random walks
The distribution of a perpetuity, with applications to risk theory and pension funding.
Supercritical branching diffusions in random environment
If, one the other hand, such a bad mutation kills this author at about the time this review is printed, then the government can save pension money.
The Penna Model of Biological Aging
Figure 1: Ratio of number of pensioneers to number of working age people (+) and ratio of number of pensioneers plus number of children to working age people (x,*).
Sociophysics Simulations III: Retirement Demography
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