Associations to the word «Retreat»


RETREAT, noun. The act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.
RETREAT, noun. The act of reversing direction and receding from a forward position.
RETREAT, noun. A peaceful, quiet place affording privacy or security.
RETREAT, noun. A period of retirement, seclusion, or solitude.
RETREAT, noun. A period of meditation, prayer or study.
RETREAT, noun. Withdrawal by military force from a dangerous position or from enemy attack.
RETREAT, noun. A signal for a military withdrawal.
RETREAT, noun. A bugle call or drumbeat signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset, as on a military base.
RETREAT, noun. A military ceremony to lower the flag.
RETREAT, noun. (chess) The move of a piece from a threatened position.
RETREAT, verb. To withdraw military forces.

Dictionary definition

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".
RETREAT, noun. A place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet.
RETREAT, noun. (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position.
RETREAT, noun. (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset.
RETREAT, noun. An area where you can be alone.
RETREAT, noun. Withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity".
RETREAT, noun. The act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant).
RETREAT, verb. Pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb".
RETREAT, verb. Move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer".
RETREAT, verb. Move back; "The glacier retrogrades".
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".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin