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Another word for retreat

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Noun
  1. Something that physically protects, especially from danger

      1. Something, especially a structure, that provides cover or protection, as from the weather:
      2. An establishment that provides temporary housing for homeless people.
      3. An establishment that cares for unwanted or stray animals and tries to find owners for them.
      1. A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque.
      2. The holiest part of a sacred place, as the part of a Christian church around the altar.
      3. A sacred place, such as a church, in which fugitives formerly were immune to arrest.
      1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
      2. A place providing protection or shelter:
      3. An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
      1. The act of protecting.
      2. The condition of being protected.
      3. One that protects:
      1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
      2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
      3. To put into or provide with a haven.
      1. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
      2. A place of shelter; a refuge.
      3. To give shelter to:
      1. Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown:
      2. Covered or covered over; sheltered.
      3. Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
      1. To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal:
      2. To overlay or spread with something:
      3. To put a cover or covering on:
      1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
      2. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
      3. Protection or shelter; refuge:
  2. The moving back of a military force in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

    See also:

    forward

Verb
  1. To move back or away from a point, limit, or mark

    See also:

    approach

  2. To move in a reverse direction

  3. To abandon a former position or commitment

    See also:

    resist

  4. To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

Another word for retreat

Noun
  1. The act of retreating

  2. A place to which one retreats

      1. A covered walk with an open colonnade on one side, running along the walls of buildings that face a quadrangle.
      2. A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion.
      3. Life in a monastery or convent.
      1. A community, especially of nuns, bound by vows to a religious life under a superior.
      2. The building or buildings occupied by such a community.
      1. A narrow confining room, as in a prison or convent.
      2. A small enclosed cavity or space, such as a compartment in a honeycomb or within a plant ovary or an area bordered by veins in an insect's wing.
      3. The smallest structural unit of an organism that is capable of independent functioning, consisting of cytoplasm, usually one nucleus, and various other organelles, all surrounded by a semipermeable cell membrane.
      1. The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
      2. A monastery or abbey.
      3. A place where one can live in seclusion; a retreat.
      1. The natural environment in which a species or group of species lives:
      2. A particular kind of natural environment:
      3. An artificial environment created for an animal to live in:
      1. To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being.
      2. To visit often; frequent:
      3. To come to the mind of continually; obsess:
      1. To turn to or make use of a person, strategy, or course of action for help or as a means of achieving something:
      2. To go, especially customarily or frequently; repair:
      3. A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation:
      1. A place of concealment; a hideout.
      2. A secluded or isolated place.
      3. Designed to be stored out of sight, as by folding into a cabinet:
      1. a place where something or someone may be safely hidden
      1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
      2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
      3. To put into or provide with a haven.
      1. A place on a waterway with facilities for loading and unloading ships.
      2. A city or town on a waterway with such facilities.
      3. The waterfront district of a city.
      1. A sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships.
      2. A place of shelter; a refuge.
      3. To give shelter to:
      1. The chest containing the Ten Commandments written on stone tablets, carried by the Hebrews during their desert wanderings.
      2. The Holy Ark.
      3. The boat built by Noah for survival during the Flood.
      1. To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal:
      2. To overlay or spread with something:
      3. To put a cover or covering on:
      1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
      2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
      3. A group or department of private guards:
      1. A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque.
      2. The holiest part of a sacred place, as the part of a Christian church around the altar.
      3. A sacred place, such as a church, in which fugitives formerly were immune to arrest.
      1. The act of defending against attack, danger, or injury.
      2. A means or method of defending or protecting.
      3. The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger:
      1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
      2. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter.
      3. Protection or shelter; refuge:
      1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
      2. A place providing protection or shelter:
      3. An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
      1. Something, especially a structure, that provides cover or protection, as from the weather:
      2. An establishment that provides temporary housing for homeless people.
      3. An establishment that cares for unwanted or stray animals and tries to find owners for them.
      1. The quality or condition of being secluded from the presence or view of others:
      2. The state of being free from public attention or unsanctioned intrusion:
      1. The state or quality of being alone or remote from others:
      2. The state of being secluded or uninhabited:
      1. The act of secluding:
      2. The state of being secluded:
      3. A secluded place or abode.
Verb
  1. To retire

  2. In battle, to execute a forced retirement