Associations to the word «Retreated»

Wiktionary

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".

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