from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To allow to retire on a pension because of age or infirmity.
- transitive v. To set aside or discard as old-fashioned or obsolete.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to retire or put out of use due to age
- v. to show to be obsolete due to age
- v. to retire due to age
- v. to become obsolete or antiquated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To impair or disquality on account of age or infirmity.
- transitive v. To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.
- intransitive v. To last beyond the year; -- said of annual plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impair or disqualify in any way by old age: used chiefly in the past participle: as, a superannuated magistrate.
- To set aside or displace as too old; specifically, to allow to retire from service on a pension, on account of old age or infirmity; give a retiring pension to; put on the retired list; pension off: as, to superannuate a seaman.
- To last beyond the year.
- To become impaired or disabled by length of years; live until weakened or useless.
- Superannuated; impaired or disabled through old age; lasting until useless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. declare to be obsolete
- v. become obsolete
- v. retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
- v. retire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity
These crumbling relicks and long fired particles superannuate such expectations; bones, hairs, nails, and teeth of the dead, were the treasures of old sorcerers.
Eternally the ridiculous pretence of being "noble" by family, seems to claim for obscure foreigners some sort of advantage over the plain untitled Englishman; but eternally the travelled Englishman recollects, that, so far as this equivocal "nobility" had been really fenced with privileges, those have been long in a course of superannuation; whilst the counter-vailing advantages for his own native aristocracy are precisely those which time or political revolutions never _can_ superannuate.
A _superannuate_ is one who has become impaired or disabled by length of years.
Tex. conference with superannuate relation; Methodist.
He said, "This is the last year that I will preside, as I expect to superannuate this year."
He must be aware that the mind of Europethe mind of his own countrya mind which he learns in time to be much more important than his own private mindis a mind which changes, and that this change is a development which abandons nothing en route, which does not superannuate either Shakespeare, or Homer, or the rock drawing of the Magdalenian draughtsmen.
He is now a superannuate in the Virginia Conference and lives in Suffolk, Va.
C.A. Holmes, A. B., by his request was granted superannuate relations because of physical inability to continue in active service.
He underwent many hardships: he transfered to the Baltimore Conference in 1882 and is now a superannuate in that Conference.
But he did not settle down or superannuate because he had moved to a community that was well supplied with preachers and Christian workers.