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.
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.
- ''Pensioners depend on their pension to pay the bills
(dated) A boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
(archaic) A wage in active service
- 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).
* (regularly paid gratuity) superannuation
* (boarding house) hotel, hostel , (informal) bed and breakfast
* (payment for accommodations) rent
* pension fund
* full pension
To grant a pension
To force someone to retire on a pension.
* (to force to retire) pension off
Condition of being held in a state between two or more forces, which are acting in opposition to each other
Psychological state of being tense.
(physics, engineering) State of an elastic object which is stretched in a way which increases its length.
(physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on'', ''in'', or ''of , e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).
(physics, engineering) Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.
To place an object in tension, to pull or place strain on.
- We tensioned the cable until it snapped.