Definitions For Retreat


  • The act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
  • Withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
  • (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
  • An area where you can be alone
  • (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
  • (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
  • A place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
  • Movement by soldiers away from an enemy because the enemy is winning or has won a battle
  • Movement away from a place or situation especially because it is dangerous, unpleasant, etc.
  • The act of changing your opinion or position on something because it is unpopular


  • Make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
  • Pull back or move away or backward
  • Move back
  • Move away, as for privacy
  • To move back to get away from danger, attack, etc.
  • To move or go away from a place or situation especially because it is dangerous, unpleasant, etc.
  • To change your opinion or statement about something because it is unpopular

Is Retreat a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Retreat is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Retreat in a Sentence

  • Some of her friends were surprised by her retreat from public life following her defeat in the election.
  • We made a strategic retreat when we realized that we were outnumbered
  • When the enemy attacked, our troops were forced to retreat.
  • They retreated behind trees for safety.
  • He quickly retreated from the room.

Synonyms for Retreat

Antonyms for Retreat

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