Pension vs Superannuate - What's the difference?

pension | superannuate |


As verbs the difference between pension and superannuate

is that pension is to grant a pension while superannuate is to retire or put out of use due to age.

As a noun pension

is a gratuity paid regularly as benefit due to a person in consideration of past services; notably to one retired from service, on account of retirement age, disability or similar cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers; sometimes passed on to the heirs, or even specifically for them, as to the families of soldiers killed in service.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pension

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A gratuity paid regularly as benefit due to a person in consideration of past services; notably to one retired from service, on account of retirement age, disability or similar cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers; sometimes passed on to the heirs, or even specifically for them, as to the families of soldiers killed in service.
  • ''Pensioners depend on their pension to pay the bills
  • A stated regular allowance by way of patronage or subsidy, e.g. to meritorious artists, or the like.
  • Accommodations or the payment for accommodations, especially at a boarding house or small hotel in Europe.
  • A boarding house or small hotel, as in continental Europe, which offers lodging and certain meals and services.
  • 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).
  • (dated) A boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
  • (archaic) A wage in active service
  • Synonyms

    * (regularly paid gratuity) superannuation * (boarding house) hotel, hostel , (informal) bed and breakfast * (payment for accommodations) rent

    Derived terms

    * pensionary * pensioner * pension fund * pensionless * full pension

    Verb

    (en verb) (transitive)
  • To grant a pension
  • To force someone to retire on a pension.
  • Synonyms

    * (to force to retire) pension off

    Derived terms

    * pensionable

    superannuate

    English

    Verb

    (superannuat)
  • to retire or put out of use due to age
  • (Sir Thomas Browne)
  • to show to be obsolete due to age
  • to retire due to age
  • to become obsolete or antiquated
  • To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.