from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Constituting a pension.
  • adjective Mercenary; venal.
  • noun A pensioner.
  • noun A hireling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of a pension; consisting in a pension: as, a pensionary provision for maintenance.
  • Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension.
  • noun A person who receives a pension from government for past services, or a yearly allowance from some company or individual; a pensioner.
  • noun Formerly, a chief magistrate in the larger towns of Holland.
  • noun A house in which pensioners reside; formerly, at Cambridge, England, a residence for undergraduates not on the foundation of a college.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension.
  • adjective Consisting of a pension.
  • noun One who receives a pension; a pensioner.
  • noun One of the chief magistrates of towns in Holland.
  • noun the title of the prime minister, or or president of the Council, of Holland when a republic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun one who receives a pension; a pensioner
  • noun historical A leading functionary and legal adviser of the principal town corporations in the Netherlands.
  • adjective maintained by a pension; receiving a pension
  • adjective pertaining to a pension

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who works only for money
  • noun the beneficiary of a pension fund


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