Borrowed from Anglo-Norman pencione, Old French pencion, and their source, borrowed from Latin pēnsiō, pēnsiōnem (“payment, weight, rent, compensation”), from the participle stem of pendere (“to weigh”). Doublet of pensione.
pension (plural pensions)
- An annuity paid regularly as benefit due to a retired employee, serviceman etc. in consideration of past services, originally and chiefly by a government but also by various private pension schemes. [from 16th c.]
- Many old people depend on their pension to pay the bills.
- A boarding house or small hotel, especially in continental Europe, which typically offers lodging and certain meals and services. [from 17th c.]
- A pension had somewhat less to offer than a hotel; it was always smaller, and never elegant; it sometimes offered breakfast, and sometimes not (John Irving).
- (obsolete) A wage or fee. [14th-19th c.]
- (obsolete) A charge or expense of some kind; a tax. [14th-17th c.]
- A sum paid to a clergyman in place of tithes.
- (now historical) A regular allowance paid to support a royal favourite, or as patronage of an artist or scholar. [from 16th c.]
- (obsolete) A boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
- (regularly paid gratuity): superannuation
- (boarding house): hotel, hostel, (informal) bed and breakfast, See Thesaurus: lodging place
- (payment for accommodations): rent
- (UK retirement schemes): AVC, buyout policy, FSAVC, GPP, GSHP, GSIPP, personal pension, retirement annuity contract, S2P, SERPS, SIPP, SSAS, stakeholder pension
- (boarding house): bed-and-breakfast, half-pension, full-pension
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- (to force to retire): pension off
- A pension, boarding house
- A regularly made payment, as admission to certain boarding establishments
- The services such establishment provides, notably lodging and some meals
- accusative singular of pensio
pension f (plural pensions)
- A pension, regularly received payment
- pension à taux plein
- full pension
- A pension, boarding house
- A regularly made payment, as admission to certain boarding establishments (notably schools)
- board; (The services such establishment provides, notably lodging and some meals)
- pensionnaire m
- pensionnat m
- pensionné m
- pension alimentaire
- pension d'état
- pension de retraite
- Greek: πανσιόν f (pansión, “pension”)
- “pension” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Alternative form of
- pension, retirement
- att gå i pension
- to retire
- pension, periodic payments from a retirement fund
- pension, accommodation
|Declension of pension|
pension f (invariable)