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KK Pronunciation

〔 rIˋtrit 〕


〔 riˊtriːt 〕

Overview of noun retreat

The noun retreat has 7 senses

  • retreat -- ((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 -- (a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet)

  • retreat -- ((military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position)

  • retreat -- ((military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset)

  • hideaway, retreat -- (an area where you can be alone)

  • retirement, retreat -- (withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity")

  • retreat -- (the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant))

Overview of verb retreat

The verb retreat has 4 senses