hideaway vs retreat what difference

what is difference between hideaway and retreat

English

Etymology

hide +‎ away

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪdəˌweɪ/

Noun

hideaway (plural hideaways)

  1. a hiding place, somewhere one can go to get away from other people
    This weekend, let’s find some romantic hideaway on the coast.

Translations

Adjective

hideaway (not comparable)

  1. Capable of being stored out of sight when not in use.


English

Etymology 1

From Middle English retret, from Old French retrait or retret, from Latin retractus, from retraho. Doublet of retract.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈtɹiːt/
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Noun

retreat (plural retreats)

  1. The act of pulling back or withdrawing, as from something dangerous, or unpleasant.
  2. The act of reversing direction and receding from a forward position.
  3. A peaceful, quiet place affording privacy or security.
    • 1692, Roger L’Estrange, “Fable 100: An Old Man and a Lion”, Fables of Aesop, page 115
      … he built his son a house of pleasure, on purpose to keep him out of harm’s way; and spared neither art nor cost to make it a delicious retreat.
    • That pleasing shade they sought, a soft retreat / From sudden April showers, a shelter from the heat.
  4. (rare and obsolete, euphemistic) A peaceful, quiet place in which to urinate and defecate: an outhouse; a lavatory.
  5. A period of retirement, seclusion, or solitude.
  6. A period of meditation, prayer or study.
  7. Withdrawal by military force from a dangerous position or from enemy attack.
  8. A signal for a military withdrawal.
  9. A bugle call or drumbeat signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset, as on a military base.
  10. A military ceremony to lower the flag.
  11. (chess) The move of a piece from a threatened position.
Related terms
  • retract
Translations

Verb

retreat (third-person singular simple present retreats, present participle retreating, simple past and past participle retreated) (intransitive)

  1. To withdraw from a position, go back.
    1. To withdraw military forces
  2. (of a glacier) To shrink back due to generally warmer temperatures.
  3. To slope back.
    a retreating forehead
Translations

Etymology 2

re- +‎ treat

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹiːˈtɹiːt/
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Verb

retreat (third-person singular simple present retreats, present participle retreating, simple past and past participle retreated)

  1. Alternative spelling of re-treat

Further reading

  • Retreat in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • treater, tree rat

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from English retreat. Doublet of retrett.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɪˈtriːt/

Noun

retreat m (definite singular retreaten, indefinite plural retreater, definite plural retreatene)

  1. a period of meditation, prayer or study; retreat
  2. a location for such activities

Usage notes

  • Prior to the 2005 spelling reform, this noun was considered grammatically neuter.

References

  • “retreat” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “retreat” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from English retreat. Doublet of retrett.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɪˈtriːt/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

retreat m (definite singular retreaten, indefinite plural retreatar, definite plural retreatane)

  1. a period of meditation, prayer or study; retreat
  2. a location for such activities

Usage notes

  • Prior to a revision made alongside the 2005 Bokmål spelling reform, this noun was considered grammatically neuter.

References

  • “retreat” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

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