Definitions of pension

  1. To grant a regular allowance of money to.
  2. To grant a pension to.
  3. To grant a pension to; retire on a pension.
  4. To grant an annual allowance of money to.
  5. A payment; a tribute; something paid or given.
  6. 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; especially, 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.
  7. A boarding house or boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
  8. A retirement fund for employees paid for or contributed to by some employers as part of a package of compensation for the employees' work. Pensions became widespread during the Second World War, when they were commonly used as lures because there were more jobs than workers.
  9. A certain sum paid regularly for past services; a regular allowance paid to one through the good will of another; a boarding house or boarding school.
  10. A stated allowance to a person for past services.
  11. Fixed allowance for past services.
  12. A periodical allowance, as to a disabled soldier or sailor, on account of past services.
  13. An annual allowance for past services; an annuity; sum to a clergyman instead of tithes.
  14. A boarding house; a boarding school.
  15. An annual allowance of money from the public purse, or from a private person, without an equivalent in labour or otherwise- generally in consideration of past services; a French boarding- house or school.