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
We are interested in "pensioner" prices instead of our previous mode of traveling as occasional tourists on vacation.
DOCTOR JOHNSON wrote his Dictionary, he put in the word pensioner thus:
Advice to Young Men And (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life. In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject.
But the Labour leader's preparations have been overshadowed by the fall out and negative headlines after he called a pensioner he had met "bigoted".
One so-called pensioner has allegedly been receiving an old age pension since her 40s.
Gordon Brown has been caught out on microphone in an unguarded moment - calling a pensioner "bigotted".
The pensioner has been a victim of "advance fee" fraud.
Gordon Brown has been caught out on microphone in an unguarded moment - calling a pensioner "bigoted".
Gordon Brown apologizes for calling a pensioner a 'bigoted woman'
The Prime Minister insisted he "understood" the public's concerns as he continued to face criticism after calling pensioner Gillian Duffy a "bigoted woman" for raising the issue with him.
The pensioner is a lady, the pension is her only source of income and the pension amount is below annualthreshold of Rs 1.90 lakh.