American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who receives a pension.
- n. One who is dependent on the bounty of another.
- n. Obsolete A gentleman-at-arms.
- n. Obsolete An attendant; a retainer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is in receipt of a pension or stated allowance, either in consideration of past services or on account of injuries received in service, etc.
- n. A person who is dependent on the bounty of another; a dependent.
- n. In the University of Cambridge, one who pays for his commons out of his own income: the same as a commoner at Oxford.
- n. One who lives in a pension or boarding-house; one who lives in any institution as a boarder; a boarder.
- n. Someone who lives on a pension.
- n. Someone who is at the age at which one typically receives a pension; an elderly person.
- n. obsolete, UK A student who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; at Oxford called a commoner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One in receipt of a pension; hence, figuratively, a dependent.
- n. One of an honorable band of gentlemen who attend the sovereign of England on state occasions, and receive an annual pension, or allowance, of £150 and two horses.
- n. In the university of Cambridge, England, one who pays for his living in commons; -- corresponding to commoner at Oxford.
- n. the beneficiary of a pension fund
- pension + -er (Wiktionary)
“We are interested in "pensioner" prices instead of our previous mode of traveling as occasional tourists on vacation.”
“DOCTOR JOHNSON wrote his Dictionary, he put in the word pensioner thus:”
Advice to Young Men And (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life. In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject.
“But the Labour leader's preparations have been overshadowed by the fall out and negative headlines after he called a pensioner he had met "bigoted".”
“One so-called pensioner has allegedly been receiving an old age pension since her 40s.”
“Gordon Brown has been caught out on microphone in an unguarded moment - calling a pensioner "bigotted".”
“The pensioner has been a victim of "advance fee" fraud.”
“Gordon Brown has been caught out on microphone in an unguarded moment - calling a pensioner "bigoted".”
“Gordon Brown apologizes for calling a pensioner a 'bigoted woman”
“The Prime Minister insisted he "understood" the public's concerns as he continued to face criticism after calling pensioner Gillian Duffy a "bigoted woman" for raising the issue with him.”
“The pensioner is a lady, the pension is her only source of income and the pension amount is below annualthreshold of Rs 1.90 lakh.”
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