HyperDic: retreat

English > 11 senses of the word retreat:
VERBmotionretreat, withdraw, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
motionretreatmove away, as for privacy
motionretreat, retrogrademove back / back
communicationretreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdrawmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
NOUNactretreat(military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's / enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
locationretreata place of privacy
communicationretreat(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
communicationretreat(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset / sunset
artifactretreat, hideawayan area where you can be alone
actretreat, retirementwithdrawal for prayer and study and meditation / meditation
actretreatthe act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
retreat > pronunciation
Soundsriytriy't
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English > retreat: 11 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's / enemy's superior forces or after a defeat.
Example"the disorderly retreat of French troops"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowerdisengagement, fallback, pulloutTo break off a military action with an enemy / enemy
BroaderwithdrawalThe act of withdrawing
Spanishretirada
Catalanretirada
English > retreat: 11 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet.
InstancesCamp DavidA retreat to the northwest of Washington that is used by the president of the United States
Narrowerashram(India) a place of religious retreat for Hindus
ashramA place of religious retreat modeled after the Indian ashram
nestA cosy or secluded / secluded retreat
nookA sheltered and secluded / secluded place
pleasanceA pleasant and secluded / secluded part of a garden
sanctum, sanctum sanctorumA place of inviolable privacy
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Spanishrefugio, retiro
Catalanrefugi
Verbsretreatmove away, as for privacy
English > retreat: 11 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadersignal, signaling, signAny nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
English > retreat: 11 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaning(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset / sunset.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderbugle callA signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle
Spanishretirada
Catalanretirada
English > retreat: 11 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn area where you can be alone.
Synonymhideaway
BroaderareaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
Verbsretreatmove away, as for privacy
English > retreat: 11 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningWithdrawal for prayer and study and meditation / meditation.
Example"the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity"
Synonymretirement
BroaderwithdrawalThe act of withdrawing
Spanishretiro, retraimiento
Catalanretir, retraïment
English > retreat: 11 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant).
BroaderwithdrawalThe act of withdrawing
Oppositeprogress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionThe act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
English > retreat: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningpull back or move away or backward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymswithdraw, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back
Narrowerback up, back off, back downMove backwards from a certain position
fall backmove back and away from
retrograde, retreatMove back / back
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositeadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Similar toretreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdrawmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
Spanishalejarse, jubilar, retirarse, retirar, retroceder, suprimir
Catalanallunyar-se, apartar-se, jubilar, retirar-se, retirar, retrocedir, suprimir
English > retreat: 11 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove away, as for privacy.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"
Narrowercocoonretreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishretirarse
Nounsretreatan area where you can be alone
retreata place of privacy
English > retreat: 11 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove back / back.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymretrograde
Broaderwithdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
Spanishretroceder
English > retreat: 11 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymspull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw
Similar towithdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
Spanishrecular, retirarse, retirar, suprimir
Catalanrecular, retirar-se, retirar, suprimir

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