re-treat: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rē-trēt'), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
- to treat again.
Pronunciation: (ri-trēt'), [key]
- the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
- the act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; retirement; seclusion.
- a place of refuge, seclusion, or privacy: The library was his retreat.
- an asylum, as for the insane.
- a retirement or a period of retirement for religious exercises and meditation.
- a flag-lowering ceremony held at sunset on a military post.
- the bugle call or drumbeat played at this ceremony.
- the recession of a surface, as a wall or panel, from another surface beside it.
- to withdraw or retreat, esp. hurriedly or in disgrace.
- to withdraw, retire, or draw back, esp. for shelter or seclusion.
- to make a retreat: The army retreated.
- to slope backward; recede: a retreating chin.
- to draw or lead back.
- retreat (Thesaurus)