Definition of RETREAT

noun : RETREAT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat; "the disorderly retreat of French troops" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet ;

  • 3. (

    ) (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position ;

  • 4. (

    ) (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset ;

  • 6. (

    ) withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant) ;

verb : RETREAT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer" ;


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