Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. A student who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; at Oxford called a commoner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • n. the beneficiary of a pension fund

Etymologies

pension +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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