Retreat
Retreat Re*treat", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Retreated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retreating}.] To make a retreat; to retire from any position or place; to withdraw; as, the defeated army retreated from the field. [1913 Webster]

The rapid currents drive Towards the retreating sea their furious tide. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Retreat — may refer to:*Retreat (offsite), a single or multi day offsite meeting to discuss strategy, build stronger teams, formulate goals *Retreat (spiritual), a religious or spiritual term for time taken to reflect or meditate *Retreat (military), a… …   Wikipedia

  • Retreat — Retreat, englisch für Rückzug, bezeichnet eine geplante spirituelle Ruhepause oder Rückzug von der gewohnten Umgebung. Während der Begriff im Englischen auch allgemein für Phasen von Entspannung oder Stressabbau benutzt wird, hat sich im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Retreat — Re*treat , n. [F. retraite, fr. retraire to withdraw, L. retrahere; pref. re re + trahere to draw. See {Trace}, and cf. {Retract}, {Retrace}.] 1. The act of retiring or withdrawing one s self, especially from what is dangerous or disagreeable.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retreat — re·treat n: the act or process of withdrawing from a dangerous situation ◇ Many jurisdictions require that a person must have at least attempted a retreat, if it was possible to do so with safety, in order for a defense of self defense to prevail …   Law dictionary

  • Retreat — Données clés Titre original Retreat Réalisation Carl Tibbetts Scénario Janice Hallett Carl Tibbetts Acteurs principaux Cillian Murphy Thandie Newton Jamie Bell …   Wikipédia en Français

  • retreat — [ri trēt′] n. [ME retret < OFr retraite < pp. of retraire, to draw back < L retrahere: see RETRACT] 1. a going back or backward; withdrawal in the face of opposition or from a dangerous or unpleasant situation 2. withdrawal to a safe or… …   English World dictionary

  • Retreat — Retreat, TX U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 339 Housing Units (2000): 127 Land area (2000): 4.962652 sq. miles (12.853209 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.018891 sq. miles (0.048928 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.981543 sq. miles (12.902137 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • retreat — [n1] departure ebb, evacuation, flight, retirement, withdrawal; concepts 30,195 Ant. advance, arrival, coming retreat [n2] place one goes for peace adytum, ark, asylum, cell, cloister, convent, cover, covert, defense, den, habitat, harbor, haunt …   New thesaurus

  • retreat — n *shelter, cover, refuge, asylum, sanctuary Analogous words: *harbor, haven, port: safety, security (see corresponding adjectives at SAFE): seclusion, *solitude retreat vb *recede, retrograde, back, retract …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • retreat — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. retret, noun use of pp. of retrere draw back, from L. retrahere draw back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + trahere to draw (see TRACT (Cf. tract) (1)). Meaning place of seclusion is from ea …   Etymology dictionary

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