retirement

[ri-tahyuhr-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of retiring or the state of being retired.
2.
removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business.
3.
the portion of a person's life during which a person is retired.
4.
a pension or other income on which a retired person lives: His retirement is barely enough to pay the rent.
5.
withdrawal into privacy or seclusion.
6.
privacy or seclusion.
7.
a private or secluded place.
8.
Military. orderly withdrawal of a military force, according to plan, without pressure from the enemy.
9.
withdrawal of securities from the market by a corporation, as through payment at maturity, repurchase, or exchange.
adjective
10.
noting or pertaining to retirement: retirement pay.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Middle French; see retire, -ment

nonretirement, noun
postretirement, adjective
preretirement, adjective, noun
semiretirement, noun
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retirement (rɪˈtaɪəmənt)
 
n
1.  a.  the act of retiring from one's work, office, etc
 b.  (as modifier): retirement age
2.  the period of being retired from work: she had many plans for her retirement
3.  seclusion from the world; privacy
4.  the act of going away or retreating

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Example sentences
The loss of his journals had caused him even more sorrow than his retirement
  from the military six years earlier.
Solving mysteries with the stars was all the rage in his retirement community.
He closed up and walked out the door, across the street, and into retirement.
It might have served also as his retirement home, though he never retired.
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