Dictionary Results for retreat


1. retreat - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): withdrawal




2. retreat - noun

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

Hypernym(s): area, country




3. retreat - noun

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

Hypernym(s): signal, signaling, sign




4. retreat - noun

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

Hypernym(s): bugle_call




5. retreat - noun

· an area where you can be alone

Synonym(s): hideaway

Hypernym(s): area




6. retreat - noun

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

Synonym(s): retirement

Hypernym(s): withdrawal




7. retreat - noun

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

Hypernym(s): withdrawal

Antonym(s): advance




8. retreat - verb

· pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

Synonym(s): withdraw, pull_away, draw_back, recede, pull_back, retire, move_back

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




9. retreat - verb

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

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




10. retreat - verb

· move back; "The glacier retrogrades"

Synonym(s): retrograde

Hypernym(s): withdraw, retreat, pull_away, draw_back, recede, pull_back, retire, move_back




11. retreat - verb

· make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"

Synonym(s): pull_back, back_out, back_away, crawfish, crawfish_out, pull_in_one%27s_horns, withdraw





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